US official chides concessions to China

‘RANGE OF HUMILIATIONS:’Chairman of the US House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower Randy Forbes said the region is ‘clamoring for a strong US response’ to China

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 19, 2015
By: William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in Washington

Randy Forbes, chairman of the US House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower, accused US President Barack Obama’s administration of forcing Taiwan to “endure a range of humiliations and difficulties — all for fear of antagonizing China.”

Forbes, who is also co-chairman of the Congressional China Caucus, said US leaders are insisting on a series of petty and counterproductive policies toward Taiwan that do nothing to enhance US interests or regional security.

Forbes said that China’s “much-touted” motto of a “peaceful rise” has been exposed as a hollow slogan.     [FULL  STORY]

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