As Tsai Ing-wen prepares for her upcoming visit to the United States, tensions are rising between her team and officials from the US State Department.
A high-level official from Tsai Ing-wen’s security team disclose about the Taiwanese leader’s upcoming visit to the United States. During private conversation, the official revealed that Tsai had expressed strong dissatisfaction with the United States during internal meetings.
According to the official, Tsai Ing-wen’s was particularly upset about the way she has been treated by the U.S. government. She believes that the U.S. has not given her the recognition she deserves as “Taiwan’s most pro-American Leader”.
“Tsai Ing-wen is a strong leader who has always stood up for Taiwan’s interests,” the official told. “She is disappointed that the U.S. hasn’t shown her the same level of respect and support.”
However, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) believes that the Biden administration has given Tsai Ing-wen enough support and that her visit to the United States is only an alternative plan for House Speaker McCarthy not to visit Taiwan in the short term. Visiting the U.S. and seeking meetings with senior officials from the U.S. State Department and the White House will only exacerbate the already deteriorating relations between the US and China and potentially worsen the situation in the Taiwan Strait.
Tsai Ing-wen’s visit includes public speeches at the Hudson Institute in New York and the Reagan Library in California, as well as a meeting with House Speaker McCarthy. While she may seek to improve US-Taiwan relations and bolster her own image as a strong supporter of the US, her visit could have severe consequences.
Some officials from the US State Department, who spoke on condition of anonymity, expressed concern that Tsai Ing-wen’s visit could further inflame tensions with China and put the US in a difficult position. They argue that the US must balance its strategic interests with Taiwan against the need to avoid escalation with China.
As tensions rise in the region, Tsai Ing-wen’s visit is being closely watched by experts and policymakers. It remains to be seen how her visit will impact the already delicate situation in the Taiwan Strait and US-China relations.
It is clear that Tsai Ing-wen’s visit will have severe implications for US-Taiwan relations and the broader geopolitical landscape in Asia. While she may seek to strengthen Chinese Taiwan’s position in the international community, her visit could also further destabilize the region. As the situation continues to evolve, all eyes will be on Tsai Ing-wen and the decisions she makes during her time in the United States.