Journalists tour the new office complex of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) during a dedication ceremony in Taipei on June 12, 2018. US personnel will be deployed there to serve as security guards. Photo: AFP

US sending American personnel to guard its de facto embassy in Taiwan

State Department declines to say whether marines will be stationed in uniform at American Institute in Taiwan, the informal US embassy in Taipei

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Journalists tour the new office complex of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) during a dedication ceremony in Taipei on June 12, 2018. US personnel will be deployed there to serve as security guards. Photo: AFP
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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.