US Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee backs trade ties

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Eighty-one mem­bers of the U.S. Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee ( RNC) have is­sued a joint state­ment in sup­port of fur­ther strength­en­ing U.S.-Tai­wan trade and in­vest­ment ties.

The state­ment was ini­ti­ated by He­len Van Etten, Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee­woman of Kansas, dur­ing the RNC’s 2015 Spring Meet­ing in Phoenix, Ari­zona.

It noted that the 2012 Repub­li­can Party Plat­form salutes the “sound democ­racy” of the Re­pub­lic of China (Tai­wan) and states that the United States and Tai­wan are “united in our shared belief” in “free en­ter­prise.”

The plat­form holds that, as “a loyal friend of Amer­ica, Tai­wan has mer­ited our strong sup­port, in­clud­ing free trade agree­ments sta­tus.”

The com­mit­tee would there­fore “like to re­it­er­ate its stead­fast and staunch sup­port of a ro­bust part­ner­ship with Tai­wan, in line with the U.S. de­sire to fur­ther peace and sta­bil­ity in Asia and strong trade and in­vest­ment ties be­tween the United States and Tai­wan,” it said.

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