Antonio C. Hsiang
Antonio C. Hsiang
Dr Antonio C. Hsiang is professor of international trade and founding director of the Centre for Latin American Economy and Trade Studies at Chihlee University of Technology, Taiwan. His articles have been published on The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times Chinese website, Sputnik News and The Diplomat.

Taipei must not fall into the trap of thinking its ‘Covid-19 diplomacy’ is without danger. Tsai should prevent the diplomatic storm from escalating in the Taiwan Strait.


Beijing has watched Tsai’s actions closely, and its Belt and Road Initiative may successfully poach Taipei’s last allies. Also, for all the supportive talk by politicians, the US may not be willing to sacrifice its own interests for Taiwan.

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