RTI Radio Taiwan InternationalRTI Radio Taiwan InternationalThe US-Taiwan Initiative

  • 04 June, 2022
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Taiwan and the US are finally moving forward on a new trade agreement. A new framework was announced Wednesday night. Senior government officials announced a breakthrough in economic ties with Washington on Wednesday: the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st Century Trade. Top trade negotiator John Deng says he has waited 30 years for this deal. He says he hopes the negotiating platform will help Taiwan and the US build even closer ties. This came after Taiwan’s disappointment however of not being included in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, a regional framework led by the US. Stanford University Political Scientist Kharis Templeman tells us why Taiwan was left out.