Taiwan’s newly appointed representative to its trade and economic office in the United States, Hsiao Bi-khim, has said she will go to bat for the democratic island as a “battle cat” to counter China’s aggressive, “wolf warrior” style of diplomacy.
Hsiao, who started her career as an intern in the same office three decades ago, told journalists shortly after her appointment that she wants to promote ever-closer ties between Washington and Taipei.
A former member of Taiwan’s parliament for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Hsiao told RFA she hopes her approach will serve as a counterweight to China’s aggressive form of “wolf warrior diplomacy” in Washington.
“China has been using its philosophy of ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’ against Taiwan for decades,” Hsiao said. “They have excluded Taiwan from every area and limited Taiwan’s international presence.”