Former House speaker Paul Ryan will lead a 26-member delegation to Taiwan in a show of support for the self-ruled island on the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act. Photo: AP

Paul Ryan heads for Taipei to mark 40 years of informal US-Taiwan relations

  • Former US House speaker will lead large delegation in show of support for self-ruled island on key anniversary of Taiwan Relations Act
  • Relations between Washington and Taipei have grown closer since US President Donald Trump took office in 2016
Topic |   US-China relations

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Former House speaker Paul Ryan will lead a 26-member delegation to Taiwan in a show of support for the self-ruled island on the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act. Photo: AP
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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wei said in Washington on Tuesday that the 40-year-old Taiwan Relations Act had “helped create a force for good”. Photo: EPA-EFE

Unloved but essential: 40 years on, the Taiwan Relations Act remains flexible, durable and effective

  • A conference reflects on how a 1979 US law has managed to keep an uneasy cross-strait peace
  • ‘Strategic ambiguity’ has benefited not only Taiwan, but China and the US as well
Topic |   Taiwan

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wei said in Washington on Tuesday that the 40-year-old Taiwan Relations Act had “helped create a force for good”. Photo: EPA-EFE
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