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The Institute for Taiwanese Studies (ITS) hosted a roundtable, featuring Dr. Ing-Wen Tsai (third from right, front row) in Los Angeles on January 16, 2006.  Currently, Dr. Tsai is the President of Taiwan and the Chairperson of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP, Taiwan).  ITS Chairman Wencheng Lin (first from left. front row), ITS President Adolf Huang (standing behind Dr. Tsai) and the scholars from USC, UCLA, UCI, Rand Corp., ITS and other invited guests attended the session.
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 Taiwan’s top-level officials visited Washington

On February 21, the top-level officials from Taiwan and the US met for a day-long security dialogue at the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT) Washington headquarters. Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu and National Security Council Secretary-General Wellington Koo met with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Principal Deputy National Security Adviser Jon Finer for the annual talks. The meeting started at 10am and lasted until 5pm.  Other participants in the meeting included Kurt Campbell , National Security Council Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific; US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink; Rick Waters, US deputy assistant secretary of state for China and Taiwan; and Ely Ratner, US assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs.   US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China Michael Chase, US National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for China and Taiwan Laura Rosenberger, NSC China Director Rush Doshi and AIT Director Sandra Oudkirk also attended the meeting.  Taiwan’s Representative to the US Hsiao Bi-khim also joined the meeting.  

Some media and political analysts in Taipei said the meeting represented a notable step in Taiwan’s relationship with the U.S..  In the past, the meetings were held secretly outside the great Washington district to avoid the protest from China.  This time, the visit to Washington was publicized, indicating a new chapter was opened.  It shows the US is no longer worried about offending China.  As usual, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin warned that official meetings between the U.S. and Taiwan would increase tensions in the region and blamed the U.S. for using Taiwan to contain China’s rise.






















Posted: March 1, 2023
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