The U.S. and China loom large over Taiwan's presidential and legislative elections on Jan. 13, but so do domestic bread-and-butter issues.
The U.S. ally's increasingly tense relationship with Beijing has dominated the election campaign. But many ordinary people in Taiwan are struggling to earn enough money.
The policy move increases tension over technology between the two counties.
An Indiana delegation is on the island seeking to expand academic and business ties, in particular bringing semiconductor production to the states.
Decades of investment and training in tech have helped Taiwan build a so-called silicon shield.
Many businesses remain open, but the island and its economy are not untouched by the global COVID-19 crisis.
The president elect said he wasn't bound by the 37 year old One China policy.