STRIKING A BALANCE: Incumbent and former AIT officials said President Tsai Ing-wen’s National Day speech shows her commitment to a pragmatic cross-strait policy
Date: Oct 12, 2018
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The US Department of State on Wednesday urged Taiwan and China to engage in
constructive dialogue and seek a peaceful resolution to their differences.
A spokesperson at the State Department made the statement in response to the Double Ten National Day address by President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), in which she identified China’s diplomatic offensive and military coercion as a serious challenge to cross-strait peace and stability.
The US has a deep and abiding interest in cross-strait peace and stability and it is important that both sides of the Taiwan Strait understand the significance of related benefits and work to establish a basis for continued peace and stability, the spokesperson said.
“We encourage authorities in Beijing and Taipei to engage in constructive dialogue that seeks a peaceful resolution of differences acceptable to the people of both sides of the Taiwan Strait,” the spokesperson said. [FULL STORY]