Tue, Jun 28, 2011 - Page 8 News List

US needs ambition, aspirations for Taiwan

By Nat Bellocchi 白樂崎

If the US does not shore up its ties with Taipei, Washington risks marginalizing the freedom-loving Taiwanese, who will drift further in China’s direction. The Obama administration must act to stay true to the basic values it supposedly stands for.

Nat Bellocchi served as US ambassador to Botswana and is a former chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan. The views expressed in this article are his own.

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