Trump administration will not change Taiwan policy: U.S. official

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/04/22
By: Tony Liao and Elaine Hou

Washington, April 21 (CNA) U.S. President Donald Trump has made it clear that his

Susan Thornton (CNA file photo)

administration will not alter the United States’ policy on Taiwan and will honor the commitments made in the Taiwan Relations Act, a senior State Department official said recently.

“I think now the situation has sort of been established that the U.S. policy is not gonna change,” said Susan Thornton, acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs at the U.S. State Department, in an interview with news website SupChina last week.

She was responding to questions on the development of cross-strait ties under Trump, Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文).

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