By: Central News Agency
A former U.S. official urged Washington Sunday not to refer to its “one China” policy in a
diplomatic setting when it comes to cross-Taiwan Strait relations, as it is confusing and misleading.
“There are a lot of other measures that the U.S. could unilaterally adopt,” said William Stanton, former director of the American Institute in Taiwan’s Taipei office, while giving a keynote speech in a seminar held by three pro-independence organizations — the Taiwan New Century Foundation, the Taiwan New Constitution Foundation and the Taiwan Statebuilding Party.
“So you shouldn’t say, ‘well, in accordance with our one China policy,'” he urged in the seminar titled “Taiwan’s Challenges and Opportunities amid Challenging Global Circumstances: Reflections on the 40th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act.”
Stanton contended that Washington should focus more on the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and Six Assurances, rather than the Three Communiques jointly issued by the United States and China, to deal with the so-called Taiwan issue. [FULL STORY]