Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Wednesday expressed hope of beginning free trade talks with the United States, a long-sought goal that likely would further increase tensions between Washington and Beijing.
“Past months have shown us the importance of economic linkages and supply chain security for both Taiwan and the U.S.,” Tsai said during a video presentation hosted by the Hudson Institute and Center for American Progress. “We must be clear-eyed on how we can move forward on an FTA. For too long, closer trade relations have been hindered by technicalities that account for just a small fraction of two-way trade.”
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