US Representative Mark Takano chats with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen at the Presidential Office in Taipei on November 26. Five US lawmakers met with Tsai in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm the United States’ “rock solid” support for the self-governing island. Photo: Taiwan Presidential Office via AP
US Representative Mark Takano chats with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen at the Presidential Office in Taipei on November 26. Five US lawmakers met with Tsai in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm the United States’ “rock solid” support for the self-governing island. Photo: Taiwan Presidential Office via AP
J. Stapleton Roy
Opinion

Opinion

J. Stapleton Roy

US should not encourage Taiwan to court destruction

  • The vibrant democracy in Taiwan is a global success story, but thumbing its nose at China and hoping the US will deal with the consequences is not the way to go
  • However, the US Congress lacks the courage to tell Taiwan to avoid pushing red lines, even when this is of critical importance to preserving democracy on the island

US Representative Mark Takano chats with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen at the Presidential Office in Taipei on November 26. Five US lawmakers met with Tsai in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm the United States’ “rock solid” support for the self-governing island. Photo: Taiwan Presidential Office via AP
US Representative Mark Takano chats with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen at the Presidential Office in Taipei on November 26. Five US lawmakers met with Tsai in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm the United States’ “rock solid” support for the self-governing island. Photo: Taiwan Presidential Office via AP
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