Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen and former president of Panama Juan Carlos Varela listen to Panama’s national anthem during a welcome ceremony before a meeting in Panama City in June 2016. Panama has since opted to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing, severing its relations with Taipei. Photo: Reuters Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen and former president of Panama Juan Carlos Varela listen to Panama’s national anthem during a welcome ceremony before a meeting in Panama City in June 2016. Panama has since opted to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing, severing its relations with Taipei. Photo: Reuters
Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen and former president of Panama Juan Carlos Varela listen to Panama’s national anthem during a welcome ceremony before a meeting in Panama City in June 2016. Panama has since opted to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing, severing its relations with Taipei. Photo: Reuters
Antonio C. Hsiang
Opinion

Opinion

Antonio C. Hsiang

Why Taiwan is the canary in the coal mine of US-China confrontation

  • Taipei must not fall into trap of thinking its ‘Covid-19 diplomacy’ is without danger. Tsai should prevent the diplomatic storm from escalating in Taiwan Strait
  • As Latin American becomes an arena for US and Chinese strategies to play out, its nations have switched from diplomatic recognition of Taipei to Beijing

Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen and former president of Panama Juan Carlos Varela listen to Panama’s national anthem during a welcome ceremony before a meeting in Panama City in June 2016. Panama has since opted to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing, severing its relations with Taipei. Photo: Reuters Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen and former president of Panama Juan Carlos Varela listen to Panama’s national anthem during a welcome ceremony before a meeting in Panama City in June 2016. Panama has since opted to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing, severing its relations with Taipei. Photo: Reuters
Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen and former president of Panama Juan Carlos Varela listen to Panama’s national anthem during a welcome ceremony before a meeting in Panama City in June 2016. Panama has since opted to establish diplomatic relations with Beijing, severing its relations with Taipei. Photo: Reuters
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