On August 23, Washington Times national security correspondent, Mr. Bill Gertz, published an article entitled Democratic Party platform drops ‘One China’ language on Taiwan.
He wrote, “The Democratic Party platform adopted at last week’s nominating convention dropped any reference to the U.S. policy of recognizing a single China in reference to unofficial American ally Taiwan.” The platform states that “Democrats are committed to the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act, which calls upon the U.S. to defend Taiwan from mainland attack”, and “will continue to support a peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues consistent with the wishes and best interests of the people of Taiwan.” This was a significant change compared to their 2016 platform which then shifted recognition from Taiwan to Beijing.
The Trump Administration has sharply increased ties to Taiwan through a series of military actions supporting Taiwan, as well as sending Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II to the island.
And the Democratic platform “takes a tougher tone on China than in the past” and says that “a Democratic administration would support activists in Hong Kong with sanctions”. The Democratic Party “promised to be ‘clear, strong, and consistent’ in pressing China on differences over economic, security and human rights”.
China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman expressed a mild criticism of the platform change and warned worsening of U.S.-China ties.
Miles’ Getter comment on the event:
Aug. 25: our great ally, Mr. Bill Gertz, (published) this article. This indicates the Democratic Party’s heavy hammer falling on the Chinese Communist Party! This was simply unimaginable three years ago…only the “Whistleblower Movement” then foresaw one day it would happen…really hope the people of Taiwan can seize this historic opportunity. For years, the “Whistleblower Movement” has been seeking the ally of all American people to take down the CCP. Whoever join us will be our great friends. On this point, the U.S. Democrats have shown more decisiveness…no hesitation…no backing down…providing us with more confidence…the confidence of cooperation with these parties in the future!
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