President-elect Lai Ching-te hopes for U.S. support for Taiwan, says his administration will defend peace in the Taiwan Strait.
President Lai Ching-te Seeks Continued U.S. Support for Taiwan
Taiwan’s president-elect Lai Ching-te expressed his hope for ongoing U.S. support during a meeting with a delegation of former U.S. officials. He pledged to uphold peace in the Taiwan Strait, with his administration ready to defend it. Lai’s remarks came during the high-level U.S. delegation’s visit to exchange views on bilateral issues and prospects.
U.S. Officials Extend Congratulations and Pledge Bipartisan Support
The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) affirmed its commitment to Taiwan as a delegation of former senior officials visited the island. The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken commended Taiwan’s democratic system, as the Chinese government objected, reaffirming the U.S.’s one China policy and positioning on Taiwan sovereignty. Democratic values and bipartisan support for Taiwan were highlighted, as President Joe Biden reiterated Washington’s stance on Taiwan independence.