The U.S. Asia Economic Foundation recently honored former U.N. Ambassador John R. Bolton, who was awarded the Valiant Freedom Award three weeks ago near Los Angeles.
The award was meant to single out Mr. Bolton’s outspoken support for freedom in Asia, especially for Taiwan, which is facing a challenge from communist China. Mr. Bolton has called for United Nations membership for Taiwan, a democratic U.S. ally that is under fire from China.
“John Bolton is a fighter. As U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, he set a standard of courage, purpose and achievement for all diplomats, now and in the future,” said Therese Shaheen, chairman of the foundation and the former senior State Department representative to Taiwan.
The award given to Mr. Bolton recognized his help in fostering Asian democracy and capitalism.
Bill Gertz covers the Pentagon. He can be reached at 202/636-3274 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.