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“Taiwán vs China: por qué Estados Unidos ‘está comprometido por ley’ a facilitar armas a Taipei en claro desafío a Pekín,” BBC, 11 July 2019. “Taiwan vs China: Why the United States is ‘committed by law’ to provide arms to Taipei in clear defiance of Beijing”
“台湾关系法40周年 蔡英文视讯演说强化台美关系,” DW.com (Deutsche Welle), 10 April 2019. “不少参与会议的专家，也纷纷在蔡英文结束演说后分享对台美关系的看法。 华府智库全球台湾研究中心 (Global Taiwan Institute) 的顾问简淑贤 (Shirley Kan) 在会议中表示，美国政府应该调整对台政策，让政策与《台湾关系法》的宗旨更相符.”
“蔡英文華府視訊講話, 台灣選戰率先在美開打,” interview on President Tsai’s speech to conference held at CSIS, Washington, DC, BBC, 10 April 2019.
“台灣關係法40週年 美學者︰強化台灣防衛與經濟,” [The TRA’s 40th Anniversary; US Scholars: Strengthen Taiwan’s Defense and Economy,] Liberty Times, 3 January 2019. The TRA is not about only US obligations to support Taiwan’s self-defense. The TRA inherently involves mutual obligations for security. Taiwan also is obligated to ensure its sufficient self-defense. This is a critical time for Taiwan to shift to asymmetric warfare, because China is changing the status quo no matter which is the ruling party in Taiwan. China’s objective has not and will not change: to eliminate the Republic of China (ROC) and Taiwan’s democratic way of life. … Stronger US support in the Congress, Trump Administration, and INDOPACOM offers Taiwan a rare window of opportunity.
“美议员呼吁：终结边缘化台湾 [US Representative Urges: End the Marginalization of Taiwan],” Voice of America (VOA), 29 March 2018. The Taiwan Travel Act expresses the sense of Congress to encourage visits between officials of the United States and Taiwan at all levels. It is an important political and bipartisan statement about policy from both the Congress and the President. On March 16, 2018, the President signed the act into law, without qualifying comment. Members of Congress and officials in the Executive Branch do not need the law to travel to Taiwan. There are self-imposed restrictions on high-level contact, particularly by the State Department. Even Cabinet-rank officials may visit Taiwan long before this act, but it has been a policy decision whether to do so. With or without the Taiwan Travel Act, one significant change in the Guidelines on Relations with Taiwan would be to allow the Defense Department to determine on its own (without needing the State Department’s written approval) whether to send flag or general officers and senior defense officials to travel to Taiwan. This is a key issue.
“President of Taiwan Makes Her First Visit to Hawaii,” Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 29 October 2017. “Tsai’s visit to the USS Arizona Memorial harks back to the days when the Republic of China allied with the U.S. during World War II.” “It’s wholly appropriate and it’s completely in line with American values and those of freedom-loving people around the world.” “Still, there are always going to be some people, particularly China’s government, that might be upset.” Kan said there have been news reports that China has protested Tsai’s visit to Hawaii, but said she doesn’t see any consequences ahead. “They protest a lot of things that we do,” she said.
“Taiwan’s President to Stop in Isles,” Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 27 October 2017. The last visit to Honolulu by a Taiwanese president was in 2014 by Ma Ying-jeou, said Shirley Kan. Tsai Ing-wen is coming through Hawaii this weekend on a trip that also includes the Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, the Solomon Islands, and Guam, said Kan. Tsai’s visit, even though a “transit,” is still fraught with diplomatic sensitivities. Kan said even paying respects at the Arizona Memorial would be viewed through the lens of “should she do anything in public?” However, “Members of Congress have been free to meet with the president of Taiwan and have done so many times.” James Moriarty, chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, is expected to meet with Tsai, Kan said. Kan said, Tsai will be at an “important site that serves as a connector” to Republic of China founding father Sun Yat-sen.
“长期暗流终转明？一中政策是否有变引关注,” [whether the “one China” policy has changed attracts attention], Voice of America (VOA), 20 December 2016. The U.S. always has its own “one China” policy, which is different from China’s “one China” principle. Trump indicated that the U.S. is not bound by China’s definition of the U.S. “one China” policy.
“U.S. Clears Weapons Sale to Taiwan,” Wall Street Journal, 16 December 2015. “[The Obama Administration’s officials] have a misguided belief that they need to find a safe window in the calendar of engagement with [China],” said Shirley Kan, an independent Taiwan policy specialist recently retired from the Congressional Research Service.