The U.S. Department of State has revised the fact sheet about Taiwan again, reinstated China’s claim of disapproval of island independence just weeks after Taiwan was removed in May.
The State Department has previously removed the line about its disapproval of Taiwan’s independence and its recognition of Beijing’s position as part of China from its fact sheets. Blame As a “political operation”.
and Updated page In a fact sheet in Taiwan, the State Department said: We do not support Taiwan’s independence. And I hope that the difference between the two banks will be resolved by peaceful means. “
A revised version of this page claims that Washington “makes defense goods and services available as needed to enable Taiwan to maintain sufficient self-defense capabilities.”
The State Department hasn’t yet commented on why the line was back, but the move was in line with State Department spokesman Edward Price. May 26 remarks The United States does not support Taiwan’s independence.
“As the President said, our policy has not changed. The United States remains committed to the” One China “policy based on the Taiwan Relations Act, the Three Communiqués and the Six Assurances,” Price said. He said.
At a press conference in Tokyo on May 23, President Joe Biden told reporters that his administration would be ready to defend Taiwan if China invaded an autonomous island.
“That’s the commitment we made. You see, this is the situation. We agree and sign the” One China “policy, from which all intended agreements are made.But the idea is [Taiwan] It can be forcibly robbed … it’s not appropriate, “Biden said.
“It will confuse the whole region and be another action similar to what happened in Ukraine, and it’s an even heavier burden,” he added.
The “One China” policy shows that the United States has accepted the claim that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has only one Chinese government. This is separate from the CCP’s “One China Principle,” which claims that the communist government has historical rights to the entire pre-war Chinese territory, including Taiwan.
The CCP claims that Taiwan has been autonomous since 1949 and has never been under the control of the CCP, but Taiwan is a separate state that must be integrated with the mainland.
Although Taiwan does not have a mutual defense pact with the United States, the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 guarantees that the United States will provide Taiwan with the capabilities it needs to maintain its defenses.
Andrew Thornebrooke contributed to this report.