US unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

The new American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is seen in Taipei, Taiwan June 2, 2018. Picture: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

TAIPEI – The United States will unveil a new $250 million representative office in Taiwan’s capital on Tuesday, a de facto embassy that underscores Washington’s strategic ties with the democratic, self-ruled island as it faces escalating tensions with China. Washington cut diplomatic ties with Taipei in 1979 but remains the island’s strongest ally and sole […]

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