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Obama should invite Tsai to visit

By Shirley Kan

Then, people decisively voted against the KMT in local elections in November 2014. Major reassessments might be required about the historic trends in Taiwan’s political preferences and policies.

With the world’s attention to the increasingly tense disputes concerning reefs and islands in the East and South China seas, Taiwan can choose to contribute in constructive, peaceful ways in regional security. US officials often state that profound interests are at stake in Taiwan.

A bit of time can be invested in meetings with president-elect Tsai, as president Tsai may not visit for four or eight years.

Shirley Kan is retired from the US Congressional Research Service. This commentary is her personal analysis.

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