Taiwan’s claim that it provided early warning to the WHO about Covid and “human-to human-transmission” has been exploited by the Trump administration to attack the multi-lateral body and turn up the heat on China. There’s just one problem: it’s totally false.
The pretentious panjandrum in the White House is full of self-importance and convinced that he doesn’t have to justify any of his actions.
Many Taiwanese leaders are stuck in a Cold War mindset and still see their life’s mission through the outdated lens of their Kuomintang forebears.
Even on Trump’s island of misfit toys, Bolton was a particular standout for the way he made the world a riskier place. His departure is the best news Asia’s economies have received in quite some time.