Trump-Xi meeting to have no major effect on Taiwan: scholar

The China Post
Date: October 12, 2017
By: Rita Cheng and Kuan-lin Liu

WASHINGTON (CNA) – A meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese

Chinese President Xi Jinping walks toward the Monument to the People’s Heroes during a ceremony marking Martyrs’ Day at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. Xi and other Chinese leaders presented flower baskets and scores of ordinary people filed up to lay a single flower each on Saturday at the monument to mark Martyrs’ Day. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

President Xi Jingping (習近平) set to take place in Beijing this November should not have any major effect on Taiwan, a scholar told CNA Monday.

Brookings Institution senior fellow Richard Bush said Taiwan will not be a bargaining chip in the Trump-Xi discussions.

Bush, who serves as co-director of the institution’s Center for East Asia Policy Studies, said it would not be a good idea to use Taiwan as a bargaining chip, nor does it really fit with U.S. interests.

Therefore, he concluded that he is not very concerned about the impact that the Trump-Xi summit could have on Taiwan.    [FULL  STORY]

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