The US switched official recognition away from Taiwan to the US in 1979. Photo: EPA-EFE The US switched official recognition away from Taiwan to the US in 1979. Photo: EPA-EFE
The US switched official recognition away from Taiwan to the US in 1979. Photo: EPA-EFE

Taiwan’s opposition KMT calls for official ties with US in bid to outflank President Tsai Ing-Wen

  • Move is seen as ploy to pressure independence-leaning administration after it said it would not push for official diplomatic ties with Washington
  • But critics say it will hurt traditionally mainland-friendly party’s relations with Beijing and one pro-government politician says the move is ‘insane’

Topic |   Taiwan
The US switched official recognition away from Taiwan to the US in 1979. Photo: EPA-EFE The US switched official recognition away from Taiwan to the US in 1979. Photo: EPA-EFE
The US switched official recognition away from Taiwan to the US in 1979. Photo: EPA-EFE
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