What China's Stance on Hong Kong Means for US-Taiwan Relations

Poster:Surya NarayananPost date:2017-07-10
Region:(U.S.-Taiwan Relations)
Issue:(One China, Status Quo, and Taiwan Independence)
(The Diplomat, By Joseph Bosco) Beijing expressed its belief that the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong to be outdated and inapplicable to the current day during celebrations for the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese control. Using this as precedent, US President Donald Trump should apply the Chinese's own logic to the 1972 Shanghai Communique, which established the one China policy for the United States, and openly embrace a policy of defending Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack. The 1972 document set a precedent for US relations with Taiwan, and its relevance must be reconsidered in light of recent developments within the newest US administration and its seemingly warmer perspective on Taiwan.   
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