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In Taiwan, Embassy’s Flag-Raising Seen as Show of Strength

Taiwan’s surprise hoisting of its flag in Washington this month may have been calculated to prove its strength to a restless public at home. Taiwan lacks formal relations with the United States, which recognizes China instead. Analysts say Taiwan wants to show it still has tight relations with Washington, a partner many voters on the island prefer over Beijing. On New Year’s Day, Taiwanese officials in Washington raised their flag for the first time in 36 years. That act, at a ceremony...

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