Radio Taiwan International
Date: 28 March, 2019
By: Shirley Lin
A photo with former US President Ronald Reagan’s handwriting (RTI photo)
President Tsai Ing-wen says that the United States’ commitment to Taiwan is unquestionable. Tsai was speaking in Honolulu Thursday while visiting an exhibit marking the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act. The Taiwan Relations Act forms the basis for US-Taiwan relations in the absence of official diplomatic ties.
Tsai said the act has been the cornerstone of Taiwan-US relations since 1979. However, she also said that China has been challenging the act over the 40 years since it was passed. She said Taiwan’s staunch stance on democratic freedoms and the US’s stable friendship toward Taiwan have allowed US-Taiwan relations to reach an even more meaningful level.
Tsai cited the good relationship between two sides as she pointed to a photo in the exhibit. [FULL STORY]