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Not exactly sanctions, but … new guidelines for US interaction with Taiwan

The Department of State has issued new guidelines for U.S. government interaction with Taiwan counterparts to encourage U.S. government engagement with Taiwan that reflects our deepening unofficial relationship.  The guidance underscores Taiwan is a vibrant democracy and an important security and economic partner that is also a force for good in the international community.  These new guidelines liberalize guidance on contacts with Taiwan, consistent with our unofficial relations, and provide clarity throughout the Executive Branch on effective implementation of our “one China” policy, which is guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, the three Joint Communiques, and the Six Assurances.  The new guidelines have been issued following a review as set forth in the Taiwan Assurance Act.

While the Taiwan Assurance Act requires such reviews annually, the references to the Joint Communiques and Six Assurances are probably intended to tamp down tensions with China, which had been upset over the arms sales by US firms during the Trump Administration.


State Department Press Release

Categories: State Department Updates


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