Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has said during a stopover in New York that the relationship between Taiwan and the United States “is closer than ever”.
Tsai says in New York US and Taiwan ‘closer than ever’
The US and Taiwan are closer than ever, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has told supporters during a stopover in New York that so far, according to Taipei officials, has not triggered unusual military actions by China.
Tsai arrived in New York on Wednesday on her way to central America, and on her way back to Taipei next week will stop in Los Angeles where she is expected to meet US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, an interaction China has warned could lead to a “serious confrontation” in US-China relations.
The visit comes at a time when US relations with China are at what some analysts see as their worst level since the US normalised ties with China in 1979 and switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan.
China says Taiwan belongs to “one China” and, as a Chinese province, has no right to state-to-state ties.