Taiwan is close to US Democrats, not just the Republican Party, Tsai says

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 06, 2020
By: Jake Chung / Staff writer, with CNA

President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at a national security meeting at the Presidential Office on Saturday last week.
Screen grab from the Presidential Office Web site

Backing Taiwan has bipartisan and mainstream support in the US, an environment conducive to deepening ties between the two nations, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday, as she reassured Taiwanese of the government’s rapport with both US Democrats and Republicans.

Tsai wrote on Facebook that the government closely monitors the situation in the Taiwan Strait and maintains contact with neighboring countries to uphold regional peace and stability, which has a stabilizing effect on the stock market and anchors the nation’s economy.

Ongoing relations with both houses of the US Congress, think tanks — government-based or otherwise — and civic groups would remain unchanged regardless of which political party wins the US elections, Tsai said.

While the number of seats in both houses is subject to change, support for Taiwan — and the legislation and arms sales under review — would not, Tsai said.    [FULL  STORY]

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