Sandra Oudkirk (left) meets President Tsai Ing-wen during a visit to Taiwan in 2019. Photo: Handout Sandra Oudkirk (left) meets President Tsai Ing-wen during a visit to Taiwan in 2019. Photo: Handout
Sandra Oudkirk (left) meets President Tsai Ing-wen during a visit to Taiwan in 2019. Photo: Handout

US chooses new Taipei envoy, but its Beijing vacancy remains unfilled

  • Sandra Oudkirk to succeed Brent Christensen as director of the American Institute in Taiwan’s Taipei office
  • Biden administration makes latest move to firm up ties with Taipei, but has not had an ambassador in Beijing since Terry Branstad left in October

Topic |   US-China relations
Sandra Oudkirk (left) meets President Tsai Ing-wen during a visit to Taiwan in 2019. Photo: Handout Sandra Oudkirk (left) meets President Tsai Ing-wen during a visit to Taiwan in 2019. Photo: Handout
Sandra Oudkirk (left) meets President Tsai Ing-wen during a visit to Taiwan in 2019. Photo: Handout
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