Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, with US Representative Ed Royce, and US Congresswoman Judy Chu at the Los Angeles Overseas Chinese Banquet on Sunday. Photo: Reuters

Senior US politician calls for Taiwan’s president to be granted trip to Washington

Tsai’s high-profile transit visit certain to irk Beijing, with a call for overseas Taiwanese to return to serve the self-ruled island

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, with US Representative Ed Royce, and US Congresswoman Judy Chu at the Los Angeles Overseas Chinese Banquet on Sunday. Photo: Reuters
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Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu joined the Post in 2017 as US correspondent covering US-China relations on diplomacy, security and trade. After six years' working overseas in Brussels and Washington DC, he is now based in Hong Kong and writes about China foreign policy. He has master's in international journalism.

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.