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Taiwan wants to join Biden's Indo-Pacific economic framework

To counter China's coercion, democracies need to unite, Washington envoy says

Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan's de facto ambassador to the U.S., speaks to Nikkei in Washington on Jan. 18. (Photo by Ryo Nakamura)

WASHINGTON -- Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan's de facto ambassador to the U.S., told Nikkei in an interview that the island hopes to be part of a new Indo-Pacific economic framework that the Biden administration is developing.

"Only when democracies that respect international trade rules work together" can countries deal with Beijing's economic coercion, the envoy said.

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