Friday, November 03, 2017

Twofer Reports

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This week many people were passing around the latest the Congressional Research Service Taiwan policy report, Taiwan: Issues for Congress. An extremely useful report stuffed full of information, it mentions a key point a couple of times:
A core goal of U.S. policy has been the preservation of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, seeing it as central to the security of Asia. To achieve that goal, the United States has long opposed unilateral changes in the status quo by either the PRC or Taiwan. Since 1998, U.S. officials have explicitly stated that the United States does not support Taiwan independence, though they do not say that the United States opposes it.
Also out this week was a Japanese Defense Ministry White Paper which has many comments about Taiwan scattered throughout the China section....

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