Stephen M. Young served for over 33 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. He was Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic, Director of the American Institute in Taiwan, and Consul General to Hong Kong. He is now retired and living in New Hampshire.
Stephen M. Young
Last Updated: December 6, 2016
On Friday, Donald Trump shocked the China-watching world when news broke that he had spoken on the phone to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. The call was remarkable not for its content—Tsai’s office said she told Trump she hoped the United States “...