Can anybody name the president of Taiwan?
Meet Tsai Ing-wen, the current president of the independent state of Taiwan. The reason nobody knows her, or any Taiwanese president for that matter, is that the US officially only recognizes the one-China paradigm in which Taiwan is a province and will eventually, through hostile military action, be reabsorbed into the Chinese collective, despite Taiwan having functioned as a free republic since at least 1971.
I don't understand why we are kissing China's butt regarding Taiwan. Taiwan ranks 10th on the list of US trading partners. They buy billions in military hardware from us, specifically to resist the Chinese threat to their sovereignty. Additionally, [Taiwan is the 21st-largest economy in the world, and its high-tech industry plays a key role in the global economy. It is ranked highly in terms of freedom of the press, health care, public education, economic freedom, and human development.]-Wiki. All of which are incompatible with the Chinese communists.
Establishment types are upset today that Trump accepted a congratulatory call from President Ing-wen. No US president has had official communication with the Taiwanese president to keep from hurting China's feelings on the matter.
What is China going to do, increase the price of rubber dog crap sold in the US? We should officially recognize Taiwan, I've always assumed we had, as a nation state, independent from China.....and Trump is the president to do it.