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Many Taiwanese leaders are stuck in a Cold War mindset and still see their life’s mission through the outdated lens of their Kuomintang forebears.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.
The Trump administration last week cut its fourth and biggest arms sale to Taiwan, sparking a furious condemnation from Beijing that the US was undermining its sovereignty and “grossly interfering in China’s internal affairs”.