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Taiwan-Biden ties off to strong start with invite for top diplomat

Taiwan-Biden ties off to strong start with invite for top diplomat

Taiwan-Biden ties off to strong start with invite for top diplomat

By Ben Blanchard
January 20, 2021

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s ties with its most important global backer the United States are off to a strong start under President Joe Biden’s government, after the island’s de facto ambassador attended an inauguration for the first time with an official invitation.

Former President Donald Trump’s administration ramped up support for Taiwan, increasing arms sales and sending senior officials to Taipei, angering China and stirring even greater enmity from Beijing towards Washington.

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