Taiwan President ‘Transits’ Through U.S.

President Tsai Ing-wen plans to meet House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in California

  • Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen’s stops in the U.S. this week are carefully orchestrated to project Taipei’s strength against Beijing’s threats and avoid igniting a military conflict after tensions flared last year.
  • Taiwanese and U.S. officials are intentionally calling Tsai’s travel through New York and Los Angeles “transit” stops along her way to and from official, diplomatic engagements in Central America.
  • Tsai will fly through California on her return trip to Taiwan, where she is tentatively scheduled to meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
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