The new Taiwan ambassador to the United States, Mr. j. Shein, on Thursday (27 May)?
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Background: The new Taiwan ambassador to the United States, Mr. j. Shein, on Thursday (27 May) met with senior State Department official, Mr. lex Johnson.
Although relations between the United States and Taiwan have suffered no visible decline since the recent bouts of ping-pong diplomacy and official moves to bring the People's Republic of China into the United Nations, political observers believe that the new Taiwan ambassador's main task will be to foster closer trade and economic links with the United States.
SYNOPSIS: At the State Department offices in Washington on Thursday, the new Taiwan ambassador to the United States, Mr. Shein, met with senior State Department officials.
The new ambassador was greeted by Mr. Alex Johnson, one of the key figures in the State Department administration. Relations between the two countries have suffered no visible decline since the recent bouts of ping-pong diplomacy, and observers see Mr. Shein's role as one of negotiation. With the Unite Nations expected to vote for the inclusion of the People's Republic China in the September General Assembly, many believe that Taiwan's attitude to the United States may change.