Taiwan-US ties review due: academics

TIME FOR A CHANGE?The panel said ‘Taiwan did not come up’ during Xi’s visit to Washington. Experts also urged the delivery of approved arms and help with subs

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 02, 2015
By: William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

In the wake of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) state visit to Washington last week, it might be time for a review of Taiwan-US relations, a panel of academics said on Wednesday.

“It would be worth considering a national conference on the future of US-Taiwan relations,” Project 2049 Institute executive director Mark Stokes said.

Addressing a Hudson Institute discussion on “Xi Jinping’s Visit: What it Means for Taiwan,” Stokes said the national conference should bring together all schools of thought, ranging from those who wanted to accommodate China to those who advocate independence.

Hudson Institute director of Chinese strategy Michael Pillsbury said that as far as it is known, Taiwan was not a subject of friction between Xi and US President Barack Obama during their private talks.     [FULL  STORY]

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