W USA jednogłośnie (415:0) przeszedł Taipei Act, który teraz czeka na podpis prezydenta, ogromne wsparcie dla Tajwanu. Ma być krokiem do porozumienia o wolnym handlu z Tajwanem, obiecuje wsparcia na arenie międzynarodowej i pomoc w uzbrojeniu.
Tutaj dość istotne paragrafy z informacji na taiwannews:
The bill would give the secretary of state the power to expand, reduce, or terminate U.S. aid to countries depending on whether they improve, worsen, or sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan. The draft law then calls for increased American support for Taiwan’s participation in international organizations either as a member or observer.
In addition, legislation requires the U.S. president to provide weapons to Taiwan to meet „existing and likely future threats” from Communist China and to encourage the travel of high-level U.S. officials to Taiwan in line with the Taiwan Travel Act. It also calls on the president to advocate Taiwan’s membership in all international organizations „in which statehood is not a requirement” and to grant Taiwan observer status in international organizations that do have that requirement.
Nancy Pelosi po przegłosowaniu wydała oświadczenie, w którym padają między innymi te słowa:
The TAIPEI Act celebrates and supports Taiwan’s commitment to democracy, by preserving and promoting its position on the international stage. It is imperative that America encourages our allies and partners to strengthen their diplomatic ties with Taipei, and that we ensure that Taiwan has a seat at the international decision-making table, including at the United Nations.
Today and on all days, Congress continues to send a message to the world that America stands with Taiwan. This important legislation will now go to the President’s desk, where we look forward to seeing it swiftly signed.
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