I support democratic Taiwan against the Chinese totalitarian dictatorship. Do you?
China, which considers Taiwan a province awaiting reunification, has long opposed international agreements involving the self-ruling democracy but poured in investment and tourists under Tsai's Beijing-friendly predecessor, Ma Ying-jeou.
"Taiwan's economic diversification is related to whether we can remain a free and open society," said Tsai, who emphasizes the island's unique identity and has seen growing friction with Beijing. [Source]
Some things are more important than money. The last thing the US should do is put a "trade deal" with the Chinese dictatorship over the democratic rights of the People of Taiwan.