NO BARGAINING CHIP:Former AIT chair Richard Bush said that if China is waiting for the KMT to return to power, it would be a bad idea to suppress Taiwan
Date: Oct 13, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A meeting between US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jingping (習
近平) set to take place in Beijing next month should not have any major effect on Taiwan, former American Institute in Taiwan chairman Richard Bush said on Monday.
Bush, who serves as codirector of the Brookings Institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies, said in an interview with the Central News Agency in Washington that Taiwan would not be a bargaining chip in the Trump-Xi discussions.
It would not be a good idea for the US to use Taiwan as a bargaining chip, nor would it serve US interests, Bush said, adding that he was not very concerned about the impact that the Trump-Xi summit could have on Taiwan. [FULL STORY]