One of the non-government organisations (NGOs) are linked with the US Democratic Party, the other with the US Republican Party.

Both receive partial funding from the US Department of State and the US Agency for International Development.

Says a spokesman from one of the organisations:

  • As the CCP [Chinese Communist Party] becomes more aggressive in violating the global rules-based order, now is the time for all democracies ... to invest in strengthening ties with Taiwan

Via Tawian media, link here for more.


Mainland China, of course, does not recognise Taiwan as a sovereign nation and will not be happy with this new development.