Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party has visited the United States, while Taiwan’s former president Ma Ying-jeou of the Kuomintang opposition party visited mainland China for an ancestor worship trip.
Observers believe that in the next ten days, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the Chinese Nationalist Party or Kuomintang (KMT) will compete fiercely on pro-U.S. and pro-China topics, as the parties ramp up to Taiwan’s 2024 presidential election.
Tsai set off to visit Central American allies on March 29, making stops in New York on the way. When passing through New York on March 30, she received the Global Leadership Award from the Hudson Institute. She is scheduled to pass through Los Angeles on her return trip on April 5, when she will give a speech at the Reagan Library. She is also expected to meet with U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.)….