Date: Nov 10, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Regardless of who wins the US presidency, Taiwan must keep up its efforts to secure friendly support
in the US Congress, which is crucial for the nation, former representative to the US Shen Lyu-shun (沈呂巡) said yesterday before the polls concluded, while several academics dismissed concern over the US “saying goodbye to Taiwan” in the near future.
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT)-affiliated National Policy Foundation held a news conference on the US elections’ impact on the Asia-Pacific region’s prospects, which was scheduled to start at 9:30am, but was repeatedly delayed, because “it is too early to tell,” said former KMT legislator Lin Yu-fang (林郁方), convener of the foundation’s national security team and one of the commentators.
The panel acknowledged that there was a chance, despite predictions by mainstream media, that Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump could win, but said it would make no difference to what Taiwan needs to do to maintain good bilateral relations.
“The task for Taiwan remains the same, which is to secure the support we have in the US Congress,” Shen said. [FULL STORY]