Trump understands special nature of U.S.-Taiwan relations: Feulner

The China Post
Date: January 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump understands the special relationship

A Nov 10, 2016 file photo of Edwin Feulner, left, a senior adviser to US President Donald Trump transition team, visiting President Tsai Ing-wen at her office in Taipei. (Photo courtesy the Presidential Office)

between his country and Taiwan and is aware of the value of this relationship, Edwin Feulner, a senior adviser to the Trump transition team, said Thursday.

Taiwan has grown concerned that some of Trump’s remarks suggest he sees Taiwan as a bargaining chip in Washington’s relations with Beijing, but Feulner, the former president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, did not see it that way.

“I think President Trump understands both the unique relationship that the United States has with Taiwan because of the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 and the fact that’s the law of the land that absolutely binds every administration,” Feulner told Taiwanese reporters on the sidelines of a seminar.    [FULL  STORY]

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