WASHINGTON DC, KOMPAS.com– The United States (US) wants to deepen its economic partnership with Taiwan.
This was conveyed by US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Sunday (5/22/2022) during a trip to Japan with US President Joe Biden.
Sullivan said one of the partnership sectors Washington wants to explore and focus on with Taipei is high tech.
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“We don’t want to see a unilateral change to the status quo and we certainly don’t want to see military aggression,” Sullivan said. Reuters.
“And we want that message to come not just from us, but from various allies and partners, both in the region. and so on,” Sullivan told reporters aboard Air Force One.
“We want to deepen our economic partnership with Taiwan, including in high technology, including semiconductors, and supply chains,” Sullivan continued.
Reported Kompas.com Previously, the Chinese government accused the United States of political manipulation and trying to change the status quo on Taiwan.
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The charges were brought by China after the US State Department secretly changed its website by removing a line saying it did not support Taiwan independence.
Beijing considers Taiwan part of China and has promised to take it back, by force if necessary.
On Tuesday (05/10/2022), a spokesperson for the American Institute of Taiwan, the Embassy de facto The United States in Taipei said Washington’s commitment to Taipei was strong.
According to him, the United States contributes to the maintenance of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and in the region.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the changes to the US State Department website were an act of political manipulation.
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“And attempts to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, which will backfire and the United States itself will burn,” Zhao said.
On the other hand, the trip is Biden’s first visit to Japan since taking office as US president.
During his visit, Biden will also participate in a summit of the Quad group of member countries.
The Quad consists of four countries, namely the United States, Japan, India and Australia.
Regional security issues will top the agenda of the meeting.
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