A report in the Taiwan News say that the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, may visit with President Elect Donald Trump’s expected White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus when she’s in New York next month. She may also meet with Trump’s Transportation Secretary designee Elaine Chao who is a native of Taiwan, the report says.
Given Trump’s unorthodox approach to diplomacy it wouldn’t be surprising if he met with Tsai himself. Their pre-scheduled phone call served as the first contact between the President of Taiwan and an American President or President Elect since 1979.
Tsai met with Priebus in October 2015 when he visited Taipei with an RNC delegation.
Tsai is stopping off in New York on the way to the inauguration of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega who was just re-elected to his third term under a cloud of scandal with accusations of massive vote rigging.