Taiwan can count on U.S.’ commitment to a shared future: AIT director

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/06/18
By:  Central News Agency

Taipei (CNA) — Taiwan can count on the United States' "unwavering commitment to our future together," while

Brent Christensen, director of the AIT (CNA photo)

China is cause for concern, Brent Christensen, director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), said Tuesday at a forum in Taipei.

"The United States has serious concerns about China's market distorting subsidies, threats, theft of intellectual property, and lack of a market oriented approach," Christensen said at the Indo-Pacific economic forum.

In contrast, Taiwan' close collaboration with the U.S. proves it is a model for the kind of partnership the U.S. is seeking in the region, he said.

The bilateral economic relationship "has never been stronger," Christensen said, noting that Taiwan is the U.S.' 11th largest trading partner, while the U.S. is Taiwan's second largest.    [FULL  STORY]

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