The new US$240 million American Institute in Taiwan, in Taipei, seen as a de facto US embassy, has sparked tensions between the US and China. Photo: Reuters The new US$240 million American Institute in Taiwan, in Taipei, seen as a de facto US embassy, has sparked tensions between the US and China. Photo: Reuters
The new US$240 million American Institute in Taiwan, in Taipei, seen as a de facto US embassy, has sparked tensions between the US and China. Photo: Reuters
Chi Wang
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Chi Wang

Trump’s policy on Taiwan could turn the island into just another US colony as China’s threats achieve little

Chi Wang says China’s hardline stance on Taiwan, backed up by little action, is pushing the island further into the US’ sphere of influence

The new US$240 million American Institute in Taiwan, in Taipei, seen as a de facto US embassy, has sparked tensions between the US and China. Photo: Reuters The new US$240 million American Institute in Taiwan, in Taipei, seen as a de facto US embassy, has sparked tensions between the US and China. Photo: Reuters
The new US$240 million American Institute in Taiwan, in Taipei, seen as a de facto US embassy, has sparked tensions between the US and China. Photo: Reuters
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Chi Wang

Chi Wang

Chi Wang, a former head of the Chinese section of the US Library of Congress, is president of the US-China Policy Foundation.