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[Cross-strait Express Review No. 488]
According to Taiwan ’s United News Network and other media reports, Assistant Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific Affairs Shi Dawei of the United States Department of State attended a seminar in the United States on the 2nd local time. A reporter asked whether Shi Dawei would visit Taiwan to show "US support for Taiwan". Shi Dawei replied, "The answer is very simple. You mentioned" country "just now, and the United States abides by the" Taiwan Relations Act "and the three Sino-US joint communiques. I follow and support this policy, and I will not call Taiwan a" nation. " . "
It is not the first time that senior US officials have stated that "Taiwan is a non-state," but several times. In October 2004, US Secretary of State Powell accepted an exclusive interview during his visit to Beijing, clearly stating that "Taiwan is not independent" and "has no national sovereignty." Powell also reiterated that the U.S. government will continue to adhere to the one-China policy based on the three Sino-US joint communiqués and oppose any attempt by the Taiwan authorities to "Taiwan independence." In 2007, Wade Ning, senior director of Asian affairs at the White House National Security Council, also said that "Taiwan" or "The Republic of China" is currently not a country in the international community. Today, senior US official Shi Dawei once again called "Taiwan non-state."
Shi Dawei declared "Taiwan is not a country." The author believes that the reason behind this is that the United States is worried that the Taiwan DPP authorities will comprehensively promote "Taiwan independence" from the political, economic, cultural, and ethnic perspectives, and continue to provoke the bottom line of the one-China principle in mainland China. Increasingly high "Wu Tong" voices have heightened tensions between the two sides of the Taiwan Straits, hindering the United States ’expectation of obtaining the most benefits from both sides of the Taiwan Straits. It is important to remember the" tightening curse "and control the" Taiwan independence "forces that are provoking the mainland's one-China principle development trend.
As a result, Shi Dawei chose to declare "Taiwan non-state" in a sensitive time only 39 days before the "election" on January 11, 2020 in Taiwan, in order to remind and even warn the DPP authorities.
However, on the other hand, the United States still insists on playing the "Taiwan card", throwing out the so-called "Taiwan Travel Law", "Taiwan Guarantee Law", "Taipei Act" and other bills to raise the level and frequency of "US-Taiwan officials" mutual visits and raise Cai Specifications and courtesy of "transit to the United States" in English, increased arms sales to Taiwan, dispatched warships across the Taiwan Strait at three to five intervals, threatened Taiwan "states of diplomatic relations" not to "broken diplomatic relations" with Taiwan, so many attempts to use Taiwan's chip and chess pieces to disperse mainland China The force of development slows down China's rise to catch up with the United States, and maintains the United States' "dominant position" in the world.
At the same time, the United States still earns excess profits through arms sales to Taiwan; it attempts to mislead some Taiwanese people into thinking that the United States will "co-defend Taiwan", so that the "Taiwan independence" forces have some illusions about the United States, obstruct the peaceful reunification of the Taiwan Straits, and help the United States in The two sides of the Taiwan Strait have been asking for prices to maximize the benefits. (Netizen in Taiwan, China: Zhang Liangzhang)
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[Responsible editor: Li Jie]