Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen attends a forum at Columbia University in New York on July 12 during a transit stop on her visit to three Caribbean allies. Photo: Handout via EPA-EFE
Antonio C. Hsiang
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Opinion

Antonio C. Hsiang

US-Taiwan ties under Tsai Ing-wen are at their best in decades, but that may not be enough to prevent diplomatic isolation

  • 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 US politicians, the US may not be willing to sacrifice its own interests for Taiwan

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Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen attends a forum at Columbia University in New York on July 12 during a transit stop on her visit to three Caribbean allies. Photo: Handout via EPA-EFE
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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.