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Taiwan Leader’s US Visit Set to Test Xi’s Peacemaker Image

  • President Tsai scheduled to stop over in US in late March
  • Taipei government mulls escalatory response from China to trip
Tsai Ing-wen
Tsai Ing-wenPhotographer: Lam Yik Fei/Bloomberg
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Taiwan confirmed that President Tsai Ing-wen will transit through the US, with Biden administration officials warning Beijing not to overreact to the visit.

The outgoing leader will stop in New York on March 29 and 30 on her way to visit diplomatic allies in Central America, and also touch down in Los Angeles on April 6 and 7 on the way back, Presidential Office spokeswoman Lin Yu-chan announced in a Facebook livestream Tuesday. No details were provided on who she would meet or any other aspects of the trip, which risks adding to strains between the world’s two largest economies.