Taiwan meeting and power outages

March 3, 2022

History teaches us if we turn a blind eye to military aggression, we only worsen the threats to ourselves. Now is the time for all democracies around the world to come together.

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen as a U.S. delegation arrives for meetings. Meanwhile, massive power outages struck the island Thursday.
  • A group of former U.S. defense and security officials arrived in Taiwan this week for a series of meetings led by former Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen (who served under Pres. Bush/Obama) as well as former Sec. of State Mike Pompeo.
  • Meanwhile, roughly 5 million people lost power due to a massive power outage – the source unknown.
  • Why It Matters: America is attempting to reassure Taiwan of its support. Many see parallels between Taiwan and Ukraine; similar to Ukraine’s relationship with Russia, Taiwan’s proximity to an authoritarian country (China) that denies recognizing its independence continues to pose a grave threat to its existence as a nation.

Under shadow of Ukraine invasion, US delegation signals support for Taiwan

by Jenna Lee,