FAST FIVE: Biden Wants China Hawks To 'Put The Brakes' On Bill Gutting 40 Years Of Taiwan Policy
A section of the proposal calls for the Defense Department to conduct a classified review of the US strategy to defend Taiwan.
A Chinese military official warned the situation could lead to “a real war at any point.” On the Republican side, Graham is accusing the administration of being soft on China.
The Dispatch article says a part of the bill would “block any restrictions on bilateral relations between officials from the United States and their Taiwanese counterparts,” as well as change the name of the island's de facto embassy in the US from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) to the “Taiwan Representative Office.” ⚡ Visuals from the going PLA drills#Taiwan #china pic.twitter.com/57knD1JsFz – OsintTv (@OsintTv) August 6, 2022 When Taiwan opened a diplomatic outpost with the latter name in Lithuania last year, signifying official rather than the “unofficial” status in line with the One-China policy, it caused a major row.
However, Beijing considered it a serious violation of the One-China principle and recalled its ambassador, which the Lithuanians subsequently reciprocated.
Jim Risch, the committee's top Republican, said “Many of us are ready to mark up the Taiwan Policy Act today,” adding the administration has “done enough damage on Taiwan policy, and continues to add to it this week.