US Angry at The Speech of Taiwan's President Chen

Michael Turton in The View From Taiwan argues that the US's strong negative reaction to the Lunar New Year's speech from Taiwan's President Chen clearly shows ” how US officialdom is clueless about Taiwan“. Chen called for seeking UN membership under the name “Taiwan” and working toward a referendum on a new Constitution. Washington, a long-time Taiwan supporter, considers the speech an unilateral attempt to change the status-quo and thus the stability between Mainland China and Taiwan (which China regards as a renegade province).

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