Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
A senior US official’s remarks on cross-Taiwan Strait issues ahead of a meeting between
leaders of the US and China suggest that Washington will not give in to Beijing’s demands easily, a Taiwanese scholar said Tuesday.
Chen Yi-hsin, a professor at Tamkang University in New Taipei, stated that the US national security adviser, Susan Rice, said earlier that day that the longstanding US position remains unchanged.
“We remain committed to our ‘one China’ policy based on the three joint communiques and the Taiwan Relations Act,” Rice said.
“Our fundamental interest is in peaceful and stable cross-strait relations and we oppose unilateral changes to the status quo by either side,” she added.
According to Chen, Rice’s remarks ahead of the US-China leaders’ meeting mean that the US will not work with the demands of China, including not forcing Tsai Ing-wen, the leader and presidential candidate of Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party, to accept the 1992 Consensus. [FULL STORY]