Sino File by Cary Huang
Under Trump, US arms sales to Taiwan could be the new normal
- The American president has stepped up the frequency of weapons deals with the island, and officials now talk of making the process routine business
- In doing so, Washington has shown its willingness to confront Beijing even when relations are at their lowest ebb
Cary Huang is a veteran China affairs columnist, having written on this topic since the early 1990s. He joined the Post in 2004, and was based in Beijing between 2005 and 2013, first as a correspondent and then as bureau chief. He was previously China editor at The Standard from 1992 until 2004.