The TAIPEI Act is an Act of Wishful Thinking

Poster:Post date:2019-11-16
Region:(U.S.-Taiwan Relations)
Issue:(U.S.-Taiwan Relations)
(The Diplomat, By Jansen Tham) But the TAIPEI Act is very unlikely to achieve its intended objectives to provide diplomatic and economic support to Taiwan through the threat of reduced aid and engagement with states assessed to turn away from Taipei toward Beijing. Instead, it is likely to be an act of wishful thinking by the United States – a “white elephant” law that widens the U.S.-China schism over what Beijing views to be a core national security and sovereignty issue, and further strains the terse relations across the Taiwan Strait, all without achieving its key purpose. <Accessed 2019-11-16>  
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