The 2024 Republican primary campaign is in full swing and there is a significant chance Democrats lose the White House next November, making the Republican presidential primary candidates' opinions on Taiwan-related policy increasingly important for this self-ruled island.
On Tuesday, China confirmed it had sealed a security pact with the Solomon Islands, which raised concerns over a potential Chinese military presence less than 2,000 km from Australia’s shores.
The legislation provides funding for U.S.-Taiwan cultural exchanges, recognizes Taiwan as part of the Indo-Pacific strategy, and ends a prohibition of displaying the Taiwanese flag during official visits.
Secretary of State Tillerson has already indicated that the State Department is considering dropping 'democracy' from its global mission. On Tuesday, he kept his word.