The US has appointed a new top representative to Taiwan, in the Biden administration’s latest move to strengthen ties with Taipei amid increasing pressure from Beijing.Sandra Oudkirk is the incoming director of the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT’s) Taipei office – the de facto US ambassador in the absence of official ties – succeeding Brent Christensen later this summer, the institute said in a statement on Tuesday night.Oudkirk takes over at a time of significant change in Taiwan’s…

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