What a new leader means for Taiwan and the world

1 of 2 | FILE – Taiwanese Vice President Lai Ching-te, also known as William Lai, center, celebrates his victory with running mate Bi-khim Hsiao, right, and supporters in Taipei, Taiwan on Jan. 13, 2024. Taiwan’s incoming president is promising more of the same. The question is what that will bring, not only for Taiwan but also for its relations with China, the United States and others with an interest in the island of 23 million people that supplies many of the advanced semiconductors that keep the world running. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File) Read More 2 of 2 | FILE – In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, a fighter takes off during the combat readiness patrol and military exercises around the Taiwan Island carried out by the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) from Nanjing in eastern China on April 8, 2023. Taiwan’s incoming president is promising more of the same. The question is what that will bring, not only for Taiwan but also for its relations with China, the United States and others with an interest in the island of 23 million people that supplies many of the advanced semiconductors that keep the world running. (Wang Zixiao/Xinhua via AP, File) Read More TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan’s incoming president is promising more of the same. The question is what that will bring, not only for Taiwan but also for its relations with China, the United States and others with an interest in the island of 23 million people that supplies many of the advanced semiconductors that keep the world running. Lai Ching-te, the winner of Saturday’s presidential race , has pledged to continue the policies of his predecessor Tsai Ing-wen, who built up the military and strengthened ties with the United States […]

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