‘STRONG COMMITMENT’:US President Barack Obama said that he reiterated his responsibility to uphold the ‘one China’ policy during the closed-door discussions
Date: Sep 27, 2015
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in WASHINGTON, with AFP
US President Barack Obama reportedly declared his “strong commitment” to the Three
Joint Communiques and the Taiwan Relations Act during his White House summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平).
While details of discussions concerning Taiwan remain secret, Obama is understood to have firmly supported Taiwan.
A congressional source told the Taipei Times that Xi raised the subject and Obama responded.
The source did not know if Taiwan’s upcoming presidential elections were mentioned.
About 600 anti-China protesters — 60 of them Taiwanese waving placards and banners — could be heard clearly as they chanted slogans from a nearby park. [FULL STORY]