Kerry: US will continue to step up relations with Taiwan

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-16
By: CNA and Staff Reporter

US Secretary of State John Kerry said recently that Washington will continue to step up

John Kerry speaks at the negotiations over Iran's nuclear program in Vienna in November 2014. (Photo/Xinhua)

John Kerry speaks at the negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program in Vienna in November 2014. (Photo/Xinhua)

efforts to improve its relations with Taiwan, which is a key stakeholder of the US Asia-Pacific regional policy.

In answer to a written question from Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Va) on the 36th anniversary of the enactment of the Taiwan Relations Act, Kerry described Taiwan as a fundamental element of the Obama administration’s “Asia Pivot” policy.

The United States will continue to expand and improve its solid and multi-sided unofficial relations with Taiwan, which is a crucial partner for Washington in terms of security and economics, he said.     [FULL  STORY]

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