US official questions ‘one China’

‘LUDICROUS’:A US Congress member said there was ‘support across the board’ for Taiwan joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade group in the second round

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

Washington’s “one China” policy could be “unsustainable,” US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific Chairman Matt Salmon said on Wednesday.

“I am wondering if it is time for us to look at tweaking that policy a little bit,” he told a subcommittee meeting on the strategic impact of China’s economic and military growth.

“Things have changed,” he said. “Taiwan is now a thriving democracy and a lot of the policies that we have toward it right now seem to be outdated,” Salmon said.

He said that Beijing’s promise to have “one China,” but two systems for Hong Kong had turned out to be a joke.

“They do not even have the ability to choose their own chief executive and there is no universal suffrage in Hong Kong,” Salmon said.     [FULL  STORY]

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