washington [US]May 28 (ANI): The special subcommittee has released a special report titled “Taiwan Ten,” which outlines the steps needed to prevent a war with China over Taiwan, the New York Post reports.
After the report was released, U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher spoke to The Washington Post about the importance of bipartisanship and his belief that foreign policy should not be set by President Biden alone.
In an interview with the Post, Gallagher said: “This is the first [of the Constitution] – The Legislative Branch – out to determine what we need to do to resist CCP aggression, this inherent recognition that foreign policy is not the only role of the executive branch. “
The subcommittee chairman said the report, titled “Taiwan Top 10,” gave lawmakers a blueprint for what Congress could do to deter Beijing’s attacks on the self-governing democratic island just 100 miles off China’s southeastern coast. New York Post.
“Congress needs to take back some power, and in particular, we want our grand strategy against China to last longer than a single administration. We want it to be based on a bipartisan framework because this contest is not a short contest,” Gallagher said. Er said.
While Beijing has never administered Taiwan, it considers Taiwan to be China’s sovereign territory over Taipei’s objections. The United States recognizes China’s position under the “one China policy,” but Washington believes the island’s sovereign status has yet to be determined, the New York Post reported.
For years, defense experts and senior military officials have warned that Chinese President Xi Jinping intends to “unify” Taiwan through diplomacy or force, which the United States is obliged to resist under the Taiwan Relations Act of 1978.
Meanwhile, the Taipei Times recently reported that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has adopted a tactic of conducting combat readiness patrols around Taiwan to create the perception that the Taiwan Strait is part of China’s territorial waters.
China launched the three-day drill last month after Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen met with U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in the U.S., Ma Zhenkun, a researcher at the National Defense University, wrote in an article published by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) in the latest briefing.
He said the exercises, called “United Swords,” included 232 sorties, 134 of which flew over the center line of the Taiwan Strait, but did not use restricted areas or live-fire exercises, the Taipei Times reported. (Arnie)
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