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International relations

Trump takes parting shot over China's bow with envoy to Taiwan

Visit comes shortly after Washington lifts self-imposed diplomatic restrictions

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen will meet Thursday with Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Headlining a defiant final week in office, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is dispatching an American envoy to Taiwan, just days after Washington lifted self-imposed restrictions on diplomatic interactions with the island amid objections from Beijing.

Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, arrives Wednesday for a three-day visit and is scheduled to meet with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday morning. Craft is expected to discuss Taiwan's participation in international institutions while demonstrating a stronger relationship between both sides.

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