The length and scope of American stopovers by Taipei’s leaders are a barometer of US-Taiwan relations. Photo: Reuters

President Tsai Ing-wen’s high-profile US visits keep Taiwan in spotlight and send message to Beijing

  • China’s response to the current trip has been relatively muted, but past pressure tactics are seen in letters obtained by US Freedom of Information requests
  • Over a span of four nights in the US, the Taiwanese leader has met with ambassadors, lawmakers and administration officials
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The length and scope of American stopovers by Taipei’s leaders are a barometer of US-Taiwan relations. Photo: Reuters
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Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier

Mark Magnier is a US correspondent based in Washington. Before joining the Post, he worked for the Wall Street Journal in China and for the Los Angeles Times in India, China and Japan. He’s covered the Chinese economy, China and India’s explosive rise and conflicts in Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

John Power

John Power

John Power joined the Post in 2018 after nearly a decade as a journalist in the Asia region. He is a reporter for Asia Desk and This Week in Asia, with a special focus on Korean affairs.