Steve Chabot praised the Taiwan Relations Act on its 40th Anniversary in The Hill
By: Duncan DeA0eth, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. Congressman Steve Chabot published an article in the
Washington D.C. newspaper, The Hill, on Wednesday, April 10, touting the strength of U.S.-Taiwan ties and the importance of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) on the 40 th anniversary of its implementation.
Calling the TRA a “swift rebuke” to the Carter Administration’s ill-considered decision to abandon the government on Taiwan in favor of Communist China, Chabot recognized the TRA as the “cornerstone” of relations between the two countries.
Chabot, a co-chair of the Taiwan Congressional Caucus, calls Taiwan “one of the world’s most compelling examples of democratic transformation,” and declares his belief that it is essential to continue strengthening bilateral relations.
The Republican Congressman recently challenged the legitimacy of Beijing’s “One China Principle” as well as Washington’s One China Policy, with legislationthat would legally deny the two are synonymous to the U.S. government. [FULL STORY]