søndag 23. januar 2022

Taiwan Has Faith in the U.S. But Does Not Trust Joe Biden—Poll

The youth of Taiwan have growing faith in the United States, but this hasn't translated into trust in President Joe Biden, who marks one year in office on Thursday. When Biden was inaugurated on January 20, 2021, he inherited a deeply divided country struggling to contain the COVID pandemic. Not much has changed. As the domestic debate continues about the successes and failures of his first 12 months, attention is also turning to Asia—where administration officials say the focus of American foreign policy now lies.

On January 12, Taiwan's CommonWealth Magazine published a survey that recorded overwhelming confidence in the U.S. among the nation's under-40s. Those aged 20 to 39 were most likely to prefer closer alignment with Washington, but no age group favored Beijing overall.