Thirty-four years after President Carter signed the Taiwan Relations Act, US arms sales to Taiwan continue to impede the positive development of Sino-US relations. However, with peaceful cross-Straits relations, Wu Zurong argues it’s time to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs and allow US relations with both China and Taiwan to flourish.
It will be of mutual benefit if China and the US can cooperate on a number of issues, especially when those issues revolve around the security of the relationship. Therefore the three greatest security issues are the lack of mutual trust, Taiwan, and US domestic laws that hinder military-to-military cooperation.
Confucius says: “At thirty, I was already well established.” Unfortunately, the August 17th communiqué is far from being “established”. The sale of U.S. arms, until now, remains the most sensitive and the most destructive element in the bilateral relationship.
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