No change in Taiwan-US ties after local elections: US expert

December 5, 2014 10:13 AM

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There will be no big changes in the development of US-Taiwan ties following the Nov. 29 local government elections in Taiwan in which the ruling Kuomintang suffered a crushing defeat, a former White House official said Friday in Taipei.

"Local elections don't change very much in terms of the way the US government deals with Taiwan," said Stephen Yates, an expert on Asia who served as deputy national security adviser to US vice president Dick Cheney during the first George W. Bush administration, when asked whether the election resu...

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