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U.S. to send officials to Taiwan for 2 years starting next fall

Fellowship program aims to lay groundwork to address China challenges

The Biden administration seeks to encourage deeper security and economic cooperation with Taiwan.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The U.S. plans to send government employees to Taiwan for two-year stints through a new fellowship program starting next fall, seeking to encourage closer bilateral cooperation as China ramps up pressure on Taipei.

Fellows will spend their first year learning Mandarin Chinese and other relevant subjects, followed by a year working with a government agency or parliamentary office.

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