Observers say the Kuomintang needs to boost its visibility in the United States. Photo: Reuters

Taiwan’s opposition KMT plans US presence to build profile, win ‘more American friends’

  • Observers say proposal was part of discussions within the mainland-friendly party on its 2020 presidential election strategy
  • Ruling DPP has maintained an office in the US for many years and has had the backing of US-based groups supporting Taiwan independence
Topic |   Taiwan elections 2020

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Observers say the Kuomintang needs to boost its visibility in the United States. Photo: Reuters
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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.