Taipei should butt out of US-China ties, call on Washington to stick to vows: Yu

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 20, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

Former premier Yu Shyi-kun on Wednesday said that Taiwan should not get involved in

Former premier Yu Hsi-kun, left, and US Representative Ed Royce yesterday smile in a group selfie taken in Washington. Photo: CNA

US-China relations and should instead ask Washington to stick to the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act and its “six assurances” to Taiwan.

“The ‘one China’ policy is the US’ policy, not Taiwan’s,” Yu said at a news conference in Washington. “We expect the US to fully implement the Taiwan Relations Act and the ‘six assurances.’”

He was responding to questions about a debate in the US about its “one China” policy as US president-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office later today.

Yu also called on Beijing not to be “stingy” and to “act like a big country,” in response to Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokeswoman Hua Chunying’s (華春瑩) remarks on Wednesday urging “relevant parties in the US to allow no delegation sent by the Taiwan authority to attend the inauguration ceremony of the president, and not to have any official contact with Taiwan.”    [FULL  STORY]

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