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White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told the Aspen Security Forum: US Policy Toward Taiwan It Remains “Unchanged,” and Washington is closely monitoring developments in the disputed island state.
“So the president in Japan said our policies have not changed, that we maintain a policy of strategic ambiguity, and we do…as the president himself said, our policies have not changed,” Sullivan said.
Sullivan noted that the United States remains wary of moving up No Conflict with China To the point where it could “float” into another Cold War.
“That’s how we tried to do things,” he said. “I think we have achieved our goals in terms of what we have set, and two days ago it is 18 month point for this government.
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“I think in the Pacific, in Europe, in the Middle East, if we look at the global competition with China, I think we are in a good position to deal with it effectively.”
Regarding Ukraine, Sullivan noted that when it comes to US aid, “Our job is to put the Ukrainians on the strongest possible base on the battlefield so that they are in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table. In addition, we need to increase the targets; one, to ensure that thwarting Putin pursues his goal of weakening and dividing the West.
We believe that our strategic goal is to ensure that the Russian invasion of Ukraine is not a strategic success for Putin, but a strategic failure for Putin. This means that he will be deprived of his goals in Ukraine and that Russia will pay a long-term price in terms of the elements of its national power.”
Regarding the failed US withdrawal from Afghanistan last year, the national security adviser noted that “about a year later, I think the president believes that the decision he made was the right decision for the American people and the right decision.” decision on how we positioned ourselves to make the best and most effective contribution to the public good, across a range of issues spanning different geographic areas.”
In response to a question about the president’s meeting with the Saudis and the controversy surrounding it, Jamal Khashoggi was immediately brought up with the Saudis, Sullivan said.
“At the beginning of a face-to-face meeting with the Crown Prince, he raised the issue, both the direct issue of Jamal Khashoggi and his brutal and gruesome murder, and the wider issue of human rights, and informed the Crown Prince exactly where America is, said Sullivan.
In an earlier session at the Aspen Security Forum, former Defense Secretary Mark Esper acknowledged that the language of China that defined the one-China policy spoke of “the Chinese on both sides of the Strait”, but added that he believed “ One China Policy He has completed his education.”
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“Look, these two principles are no longer true,” Esper argued. “First of all, the majority of people in Taiwan know that they are Taiwanese and not Chinese; and second, they have long given up the ambition to return to the mainland and claim it there.”
“In addition, I think the other part of this is clear that China broke the unwritten rules, and some would say the unwritten rule – that is, of course, embodied in the Taiwan Relations Act – but they wouldn’t use coercion to determine what the final status is. , if true Expression, for Taiwan,” Esper added, saying that China “tightened its game” against Taiwan to “force” negotiations in its favor.
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Speaking at the same forum earlier this week, China’s ambassador to the US Chen Gang insisted that US support for the One China policy includes recognition of China’s ownership of Taiwan.
President Biden has repeatedly emphasized that the United States can support one China, while insisting that Taiwan is not part of China. Sullivan reiterated that when Biden said the United States would support Taiwan, the president was not “talking the ball out” but actually promulgating the policy.