CALM AND DIALOGUE:White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said that the US would respect the result of tomorrow’s polls and Beijing should do the same
Date: Jan 15, 2016
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in WASHINGTON
A senior US official has called on China to respect the result of Taiwan’s
presidential and legislative elections.
“We believe in the context of the election that China, like the United States — like any other country observing this — will want to see the election play out and respect the result,” White House Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said on Wednesday.
He was speaking at a special foreign media briefing on US President Barack Obama’s foreign policy priorities.
Rhodes had been asked — with the elections just three days away — what message he wanted to convey to both sides of the Taiwan Strait. [FULL STORY]