By DEBBY WU, Nikkei staff writer
TAIPEI — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on July 2 completed her first overseas trip since her inauguration with little incident, but developments in cross-strait relations have been far from smooth.
Tsai was invited to attend the opening ceremony of the newly expanded Panama Canal, taking the opportunity to also visit Paraguay. Taiwan’s new leader transited twice in the United States, meeting Sen. Marco Rubio and several other members of Congress. During her return transit, she held telephone conversations with former U.S. President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Paul Ryan.