By: Joseph Yeh
Taipei, April 15 (CNA) The United States would respect the decision of the Taiwanese
people in the 2020 presidential election and will work with the leader selected by the electorate, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Chairman James Moriarty said Monday.
“Of course, we would respect the will of the Taiwanese people,” he said. “Democracy chooses its own leaders, and the interests of countries and partners continue, and we would expect those interests to continue under any leadership the Taiwan people elect.”
“We respect the system here in Taiwan and we respect it to accurately reflect the will of the people,” Moriarty said in response to a question raised by Taiwanese tycoon Terry Gou (郭台銘) at a conference on the 40th anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) in Taipei. [FULL STORY]