Tsai Inauguration: Paper urges Washington to boost ties with Taiwan

NO HEADWAY:US policy toward Taiwan remains stuck because it cannot let go of the fiction of ‘one China,’ security studies expert Gary Schmitt said

Taipei Times
Date: May 21, 2016
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

“Taiwan is not a problem. It’s a friend,” the Washington Post said on Thursday on its op-ed page.

American Enterprise Institute security studies expert Gary Schmitt wrote the article, which said that the US should improve military, economic and diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

“Given Taiwan’s democracy, it is also the right thing to do,” Schmitt wrote.

“I have already heard that some members of Congress support it,” a Washington-based Taiwan-watcher said.

“I don’t expect it will have any immediate impact, but it has put Taiwan on a lot of radar screens,” he said about the article.     [FULL  STORY]

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