Taiwan presidential candidate plans US stop, drawing China’s ire

In this photo released by the Taiwan Presidential Office, Paraguay’s President-elect Santiago Pena, left, shakes hands with Taiwan’s Vice President William Lai in Taipei, Taiwan, on July 12 [Taiwan Presidential Office via AP] Taiwan’s Vice President William Lai , a frontrunner in the 2024 presidential race, announced plans to stop in the United States as he travels to Paraguay next month, drawing scorn from Chinese authorities.

Lai’s US visit was revealed as part of his plans to attend the August 15 inauguration of Paraguay’s President-elect Santiago Peña , a politician who campaigned on strengthening ties with Taiwan. Keep reading


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