Taiwan excluded from Biden's initial Asian economic talks | Inquirer News
Close  

Taiwan excluded from Biden’s initial Asian economic talks

/ 01:34 AM May 23, 2022
US President Joe Biden visits South Korea. STORY: Taiwan won't be a part of Biden's initial Asian economic talks

US President Joe Biden gestures as he departs for Japan at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, May 22, 2022. (REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/Pool)

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — The United States is looking to deepen its economic partnership with Taiwan even if though it is excluded from President Joe Biden’s new Asian economic initiative, a top official said.

“Taiwan won’t be part of the launch,” of Biden’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF), US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said on Sunday, en route to Japan with President Joe Biden.

ADVERTISEMENT

“But we are looking to deepen our economic partnership with Taiwan, including on high-technology issues, including on semiconductors and supply chains.”

Self-governing Taiwan, which is claimed by China, had expressed an interest in joining the talks.

FEATURED STORIES

During his first trip to Japan since taking office, Biden will participate in a summit of the “Quad” grouping of countries, meeting with leaders of Japan, India, and Australia. Issues of regional security, including China’s steps toward Taiwan, are expected to figure into the discussions.

“We do not want to see unilateral changes to the status quo and we certainly don’t want to see military aggression. And we do want that message coming not just from us, but from a range of allies and partners, both in the region and beyond,” Sullivan told reporters aboard Air Force One.

Taiwan seeks Indo-Pacific Economic Framework membership with the US.

RELATED STORIES

US calls for Taiwan’s inclusion at upcoming WHO assembly

US senators defy China threats with Taiwan visit

China slams US for changing Taiwan wording on State Department website

ATM

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity, Joe Biden, Taiwan-US relations
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.