Date: Aug 27, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA, Washington
The US Republican National Committee (RNC) on Friday approved a resolution giving full support to US President Donald Trump’s arms sales to Taiwan.
The resolution was one of 12 adopted during the annual RNC summer meeting, held from Wednesday to yesterday in Nashville, Tennessee.
It came two months after the Trump administration announced a US$1.42 billion arms sale package to Taiwan, the first since Trump took office in January.
The resolution said that the close friendship between the US and Taiwan was cemented during the Cold War and has endured for more than 65 years through many shifts in Asia’s geopolitical landscape. [FULL STORY]