U.S. to hold trade talks with Taiwan in new show of support

Visitors review new Asus computer products at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The U.S. government has announced talks with Taiwan, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, on a trade treaty in a new sign of support for the self-ruled island democracy claimed by China's ruling Communist Party as part of its territory. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File) Visitors review new Asus computer products at the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The U.S. government has announced talks with Taiwan, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, on a trade treaty in a new sign of support for the self-ruled island democracy claimed by China's ruling Communist Party as part of its territory. (AP Photo/Wally Santana, File)

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