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US Plans Economic Talks With Taiwan in Latest Challenge to China

  • Taiwan wasn’t included in Biden’s new regional initiative
  • Bilateral economic talks to be announced in the coming weeks
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US Plans Taiwan Economic Talks

The US and Taiwan are planning to announce negotiations to deepen economic ties, people familiar with the matter said, in a fresh challenge to Beijing, which has cautioned Washington on its relationship with the island.

The talks would focus on enhancing economic cooperation and supply-chain resiliency, falling short of a traditional free-trade agreement, according to the people. The deal is likely to include areas of trade facilitation, supply-chain work and trade in agricultural products, they said, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of a public announcement.