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Departing DPP liaison in Washington reflects on decades-long service

2024/02/21 17:17

After working with over ten Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chairpersons, Michael J. Fonte, a Brooklyn native and the current DPP Washington Mission director, is set to retire from the position he has held since May 2013, coinciding with the end of President Tsai Ing-wen's tenure. Over the last decade, the well-connected Fonte has been working to assist the DPP in understanding U.S. policy and facilitating mutual understanding between the two sides, as well as shedding light on Taiwan's political landscape for those in America. In a recent interview with CNA, Fonte, now 83, reflected on his decades-long tenure and shared stories of the two DPP presidents' interactions with the United States.

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