US Policy on Taiwan is a False and Dangerous Two-Step

Source: Garrison Center
by Thomas L Knapp

“On one hand, the US has neither any obligation nor any good reason to continue guaranteeing Taiwan’s  de facto independence from the mainland regime. Taiwan is not a US state. Taiwan is not a US territory. There are no plausible circumstances under which a change of political authority in Taiwan would represent a threat to the defensibility or security of the United States. Therefore the only thing the Taipei regime should expect, or get, from the US regime is a Jeffersonian policy of  ‘peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.’ On the other hand, there’s also no obligation on the part of the US government to pretend that Taipei is part of the People’s Republic of China and subject to the Beijing regime’s authority. It is not, it never has been, and no amount of ‘One China’ posturing on the part of other regimes will change that fact.” (11/16/21)