Keith Krach (L), U.S. undersecretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment, speaks to Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan, during a funeral ceremony of former Taiwan president Lee Teng-hui at the Aletheia University in Nee Taipei City on Sept. 19, 2020. (HSU CHAO-CHANG/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

US Changes Course on Taiwan in Defiance of Beijing

The tone of U.S.–Taiwan relations has dramatically changed under the Trump administration, particularly since a September 2020 visit to Taipei by Under Secretary Keith Krach that paved the way for new economic dialogue.

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How the Clean Network Alliance of Democracies Turned the Tide on Huawei in 5G

Two weeks ago, Brazil became the 50th Clean Network member, followed by Ecuador, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. In just six months, the Clean Network has grown to over 50 Clean Countries, representing 2/3 of the world’s GDP—180 Clean Telcos and many industry-leading Clean Companies like Oracle, Fujitsu, Cisco, Siemens, VMware, NEC, and HP. This alliance of democracies now includes 26 of the 27 EU member states along with technology savvy nations like Japan, Israel, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Canada, Vietnam, New Zealand, and India. The Clean Network partners also include an increasing list of global heavyweights like NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana, EU Commissioner Thierry Breton, Chairwoman of the Three Seas Initiative and Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid.