TAIPEI—Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the U.S. overcame four many years of precedent when she acknowledged a formal invitation to attend President
inauguration, calming fears on the self-dominated island that U.S. support would erode in the submit-Trump era.
Taipei’s top rated agent in the U.S., tweeted a video clip of herself standing in front of the U.S. Capitol setting up ahead of Mr. Biden’s inauguration on Tuesday, saying she was honored to attend the ceremony.
“Democracy is our common language and freedom is our typical objective,” she reported.
Ms. Hsiao’s attendance at the behest of the Biden administration marked the very first time Taiwan was formally represented at a presidential swearing in given that Washington transferred diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979, according to Taiwan’s International Ministry. In a tweet, the departing chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Idaho Republican