DIFFERENT NEEDS:Project 2049 Institute director Randy Schriver dismissed the idea of Taiwan getting a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system like in South Korea
Date: Mar 18, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
The chance of US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平)
signing a fourth US-China communique when they meet next month is very unlikely, a former US Department of State official said yesterday in Taipei.
“The information I have is that there is no plan for a fourth communique, so I don’t expect they will produce one in this meeting,” former US deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Randall Schriver said.
Schriver, who now serves as president of the Project 2049 Institute, a US think tank focusing on security issues in Asia, said that while he expects that Trump and Xi would talk about the US’ “one China” policy during their meeting, the US president is likely to also underscore the importance of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and the “six assurances.”
He also expressed the hope that any conclusions of the Trump-Xi meeting would include “all the right things” about Taiwan and Washington’s important relationship with Taipei. [FULL STORY]