Two Republican Party MPs have introduced a bill in the House of Representatives, calling on the United States to restore formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan and cancel the outdated and unproductive ‘one-China’ policy.
MPs Bill Tiffany and Scott Perry have introduced the bill, urging the Biden administration to negotiate with Taipei to support Taiwan’s membership in international organizations and to enter into a free trade agreement between the US and Taiwan.
Tiffany said, “For the past nearly 40 years, the presidents of both parties in the US have repeated Beijing’s lie many times that Taiwan is part of communist China, while the real truth is the opposite. There is a need to change this outdated policy. ‘
The US had normal diplomatic relations with the Taiwanese government until 1979, but then President Jimmy Carter abruptly ended formal relations with Taipei and recognized communist rule in China. China considers Taiwan a rebel province and wants to reintegrate it into the mainland.