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US Trade Chief Meets Taiwan Minister Despite China Warning

  • Katherine Tai met Taiwan Minister Without Portfolio John Deng
  • Biden beginning five-day trip to Asia to engage allied nations
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US trade chief Katherine Tai met Taiwanese Minister Without Portfolio John Deng to discuss opportunities to deepen the nations’ economic relationship in the same week China’s top diplomat warned Washington it’s heading down the “wrong road” with its support for the island.

Tai and Deng “discussed opportunities to deepen the economic relationship, advance mutual trade priorities based on shared values, and promote innovation and inclusive economic growth for their workers and businesses,” the Office of the US Trade Representative said in an emailed statement Friday. They met in Bangkok on the sidelines of a gathering of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade ministers.