Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says her two stopovers in the United States gave her ample chance to meet a range of dignitaries. Photo: EPA

High-profile US stopovers signal stronger ties with Taiwan, island’s leader says

  • Series of firsts on Tsai’s transits through the United States amount to better treatment but no breakthrough with Washington, observers say
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says her two stopovers in the United States gave her ample chance to meet a range of dignitaries. Photo: EPA
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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.