The new American Institute in Taiwan, located on a 6.5-hectare site in the Neihu district of Taipei, took more than nine years to build. Photo: EPA-EFEThe new American Institute in Taiwan, located on a 6.5-hectare site in the Neihu district of Taipei, took more than nine years to build. Photo: EPA-EFE
The new American Institute in Taiwan, located on a 6.5-hectare site in the Neihu district of Taipei, took more than nine years to build. Photo: EPA-EFE

US prepares to open new de facto embassy in Taipei amid ‘policy shift’ on Taiwan

  • Nearly 500 staff – including military personnel – will move to the US$255 million American Institute in Taiwan complex on May 6
  • Analysts say AIT has become ‘a lot more high-profile’ since Donald Trump became president, as calls grow for Washington to elevate ties with the island

Topic |   Taiwan
The new American Institute in Taiwan, located on a 6.5-hectare site in the Neihu district of Taipei, took more than nine years to build. Photo: EPA-EFEThe new American Institute in Taiwan, located on a 6.5-hectare site in the Neihu district of Taipei, took more than nine years to build. Photo: EPA-EFE
The new American Institute in Taiwan, located on a 6.5-hectare site in the Neihu district of Taipei, took more than nine years to build. Photo: EPA-EFE
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