MAC calls on US not to use Taiwan as a bargaining chip

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-03-20

Taiwan’s top China policymaker Katherine Chang is calling on the United States not to use Taiwan as a bargaining chip. The head of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) was speaking Monday at the legislature.

Chang’s comments came ahead of a planned meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in April.

Chang said Washington and Beijing should not mend fences at the expense of Taiwan.

“[Washington] should not use Taiwan as a bargaining chip, nor should it be used to [exchange] interests. Taiwan should never, ever be used as a pawn. We urge the United States to keep the pledges it made to us. We also call on China to communicate and hold talks with us even though the two sides across the Taiwan Strait have differing stances and points of view,” said Chang.   [FULL  STORY]

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