Republicans renominate Trump, reaffirm Taiwan-friendly party platform

Party platform implies that if China were to attack Taiwan, the US will help Taiwan defend itself

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/08/25
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

US President Donald Trump (left) and Vice President Mike Pence (Facebook, officialteamtrump photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Republican delegates gathered on Monday (Aug. 24) at the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) in Charlotte, North Carolina to formally re-nominate President Donald Trump and reaffirm the party's 2016 platform, which contains a pledge to honor the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and Six Assurances, according to CNA.

Under the subhead “U.S. Leadership in the Asian Pacific,” the 2016 Republican Platform states, “We salute the people of Taiwan, with whom we share the values of democracy, human rights, a free market economy, and the rule of law. Our relations will continue to be based upon the provisions of the Taiwan Relations Act, and we affirm the Six Assurances given to Taiwan in 1982 by President Reagan.” It is the first time that the Six Assurances was included in the Republican platform.    [FULL  STORY]

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