Taiwan's precarious role in the China-US spat

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen made a brief stopover in the United States last week, visiting Los Angeles and Houston on her way to meet her allies in Paraguay and Belize.

It was an unofficial "transit visit", the kind made by plenty of Taiwanese leaders before Ms Tsai.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 23, 2018, with the headline 'Taiwan's precarious role in the China-US spat'. Print Edition | Subscribe