Radio Taiwan International
The top US official in charge of ties with Taiwan — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT)
Chairman James Moriarty — is on a one-week visit to Taiwan. AIT serves as the de facto US embassy in the absence of official diplomatic ties.
Moriarty made a trip to Taiwan’s legislature on Monday to meet with Legislature President Su Jia-chyuan and prominent lawmakers. Su later spoke about his meeting with the visiting US official.
“We spoke about domestic and global issues including Southeast Asia, and whether Taiwan can have more exchanges on US trade issues,” said Su.
Su said Moriarty also asked about how transitional justice would be carried out. The legislature passed an act on transitional justice last week. Moriarty expressed concern that related actions might lead to division in society and a response from China. He said he hoped Taiwan’s government would not take overly extreme measures.