AIT Director reaffirms US support for Taiwan, urges Beijing towards dialogue

Director of the American Institute in Taiwan, Brent Christensen, also announced a major event in April to commemorate the 40 year anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/01/30
By: Duncan DeAeth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

American Institute in Taiwan Director Brent Christensen (By Central News Agency)
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Brent Christensen, gave an exclusive interview with the Central News Agency this week and emphasized that the U.S. remains resolutely opposed to China’s use violence or coercion to alter the status quo across the Taiwan Strait.

In his first full length interview with Taiwanese media since taking up the post of AIT Director last August, Christensen affirmed U.S. support for Taiwan in accordance with the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA), and when asked about recent cross-strait affairs, he urged Beijing towards a constructive dialogue with Taipei.

The AIT Director also announced that the institute is planning a major event in April to celebrate the 40 year anniversary of the TRA.

In response to Xi Jinping’s recent address discussing Taiwan, Christensen referred to section two of the TRA, which includes the following passage.    [FULL  STORY]

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