Skip to comments.US gives its ties with Taiwan a $334 million upgrade ($250m in U.S. dollar)
Posted on 06/05/2018 7:52:05 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
US gives its ties with Taiwan a $334 million upgrade
TAIPEI (NYTIMES) - On June 12, in a leafy, middle-class neighbourhood in Taiwan's capital, Taipei, the unofficial, Cold War-era relationship between this island and the United States is getting a major upgrade.
That is when the American Institute in Taiwan, the United States' embassy here in all but name, will hold a ceremony to formally unveil a US$250 million (S$334 million) office complex that resembles a university research centre, just with guarded gates and blast walls.
Built into a lush hillside, it will be a visible boost to US ties with Taiwan at a time when the number of official foreign diplomatic missions here continues to dwindle.
The sprawling new facility, which sits on a 16-acre site, will give far more visibility, and aesthetic appeal, to the understated US diplomatic presence here, which is currently spread across multiple offices in Taipei. Its main office is a small, drab 1950s-era former military building hidden behind 10-foot walls
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This is how we combat the scourge of Chinese communism.
What they need are about 60 F-15SAs and 12 or so German diesel-electric subs.
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