Taiwan prepares for possibility of second Trump administration

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taiwan is closely watching the 2024 U.S. presidential election and preparing for the possibility of former President Donald Trump‘s return. But while Trump has supported Taiwan in the past, his personality and the spectrum of foreign policy positions of those close to him is complicating Taipei’s preparations as Chinese President Xi Jinping postures about the reunification of the self-governing island with the mainland. Taiwan, under newly inaugurated President Lai Ching-te, has been scenario planning and considering contingency plans for a second Trump administration should the former commander in chief depart from the long-standing U.S. policy of acknowledging...