By: Huang Chao-ping and Y.F. Low
New York, Nov. 12 (CNA) Taiwan’s relations with the United States are expected to keep moving steadily forward over the next four years, Taiwan’s representative to the United States said Saturday, addressing concerns about possible changes in U.S. foreign policy when its President-elect Donald Trump takes office next January.
Under the framework of the Taiwan Relations Act, bilateral cooperation and exchanges on trade, cultural, educational and security affairs will continue, Stanley Kao (高碩泰) said at a gathering of the Taiwan Merchants Association of New York.
In the five months since Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took office, Taipei and Washington have been interacting with each other under the principles of mutual trust, low profile exchanges, and no surprises, Kao said, adding that bilateral ties have remained stable and strong.
He said Taiwan still has a goal of taking part in the second round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations and will wait to see how things develop under the Trump administration and whether there are other options or possibilities. [FULL STORY]