Original title: [Solution] The epidemic is raging around the world, and the United States has actually played the “Taiwan card”. As the
pneumonia epidemic rages around the world, the United States has not forgotten to play the “Taiwan card.”
Last Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the “Taipei Bill.” According to Americans, the bill is intended to help Taiwan “consolidate diplomatic relations” and “support Taiwan to strengthen its relations with countries around the world.”
In response, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on March 5 that the relevant bills seriously violated the one-China principle and the provisions of the three Sino-US joint communiques and seriously violated international law and basic norms of international relations. China resolutely opposes this and urges the U.S. to take practical measures. The measures prevented the relevant bill from being passed into law.
often watch political news friends will think “Taipei bill” somewhat familiar.
Yes, the United States has been tinkering for several years. As early as September 2018, Republican Senators Judner, Rubio and 4 others proposed the “Taipei Bill”, which is called the “Taiwan Confederation International Safeguards and Strengthening Initiative Act.” At that time, there was no illness because it was not on the agenda. In May of last year, Jardner and others made a comeback and once again threw the “Taipei Bill” in the Senate.
The “Taipei Act” of 2018 is mainly aimed at assisting Taiwan’s “Gubang”. At that time, the DPP authorities successively discarded the “states of diplomatic relations”, which overwhelmed the dominoes.
The new version of the Taipei Act of 2019 includes two new priorities, including “supporting Taiwan’s participation in international organizations” and “enhancing US-Taiwan economic and trade relations.”
After the new version of the “Taipei Bill” is passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, it will be sent to the Senate to vote, and after it is passed, it will be sent to the White House for signing by the US President. Judging from the performance of the “Taiwan card” by the US government over the past few years, it should be a high probability event that the bill is “highest signed”.
However, the question arises, how does the United States use its domestic laws to help Taiwan “solidify”?
This “Bill” states: Under the premise of appropriate circumstances and in the interests of U.S. foreign policy, all US administrations should consider “changing and changing The country’s economic, security and diplomatic contacts. ”
“Appropriate circumstances” “conform to US foreign policy interests”. It is not difficult to see from these qualifiers and the ambiguous wordings below that the bill leaves a lot of room for the US government to implement what policies under what circumstances. .
Translated into vernacular is roughly equivalent to: “If you are not good to Taiwan, I am not good to you.” As for what is “not good with Taiwan” and how the United States should “not be good with you”, there are no clear standards.
a consistent feature of the United States’ “Taiwan Dafa” thunder and rain.
In recent years alone, the United States reiterated in 2016 the “Relationship with Taiwan Act and the” Six Guarantees “as the basis for US-Taiwan relations”, passed the “Taiwan Security Law” in 2017, and the “Taiwan Travel Law” in 2018. “Taiwan International Participation Law” …
Its name is “Law”, but it is closer to a statement and has no coercive force on the US government. How to do this is still up to the US government.
At the same time, the real actions of the United States may not be effective. In September 2018, the U.S. recalled Taiwan’s “former friends” Dominican, El Salvador and Panama ambassadors, and frequently stated that they “stand up”; however, this did not change the DPP authorities one year later by Solomon Islands The fact that Kiribati was “broken.”
In the final analysis, the United States uses the “reward and punishment” of domestic law to control the relationship between other countries and Taiwan, which is neither logical nor justified.
180 countries in the world have established diplomatic relations with China. The United States itself “broken diplomatic relations” with the Taiwan authorities 40 years ago and established diplomatic relations with the mainland. What is its position now and for what reason does it require other countries not to develop normal state relations with China?
As for the “Taipei Act” calling on the U.S. administration to use its influence and other tools to support Taiwan as a member of an international organization that “does not qualify as a sovereign state,” and to obtain observer status in other organizations, it is even more “ordinary.” It’s not true. ”
Taking the “Daiwan’s accession to the WHO” recently re-fired by the DPP authorities as an example, during Ma Ying-jeou’s administration, Taiwan’s ability to participate in the World Health Assembly as an observer was based on the insistence of the “1992 consensus” on both sides of the strait. The special arrangement made by the mainland to Taiwan; when the DPP authorities refuse to recognize the “1992 Consensus,” this arrangement will not be sustainable.
The facts are clear. The size of Taiwan ’s participation in international organizations depends mainly on cross-strait relations, not the “care” of the United States.
As for the “seeking opportunities to further strengthen US-Taiwan economic and trade relations” mentioned in the “Taipei Act”, don’t forget that the United States is not a philanthropist. The country’s beef and pork are waiting in line to enter the Taiwan market, and a large number of American waste weapons are also waiting for the people. The DPP authorities come to be the head of the grievances-if they want to share soup from the United States, they must first be prepared to cut meat.
whether from the point of view of international law or morality, “Taipei bill” sounds like a joke and a gimmick, but it is not without practical effect, and may even Bringing serious consequences, because there are always people in this world who believe it, are happy, and are grateful to Dade—that is, the DPP authorities.
Tsai Ing-wen, Lai Qingde, and DPP authorities have repeatedly expressed gratitude to the United States, saying such things as “fully reflecting the close friendship between Taiwan and the United States”, “the value of democracy and freedom shared by Taiwan and the United States”, In addition to sharing value, it is also an affirmation of Taiwan’s epidemic prevention. ”
The United States has always had only one starting point, that is, U.S. interests, and Taiwan is nothing but pawns and chips; I am afraid that the DPP authorities know this. But the latter must carry on to the end and be thankful.
For no other reason, the DPP’s basic line is “United States to Resist China,” and the United States is the “backer” and “hope” they have set. The United States is willing to play on the scene, and the DPP has to do fake plays; the United States has to give some color, and the DPP must open a dyeing house, and try its best to smear the “Taiwan independence” dream.
The direct consequence of a series of “Taiwan Protection Acts” issued by the United States is that the DPP authorities are increasingly inflated and unable to stop, and they are rushing farther and farther on the road to confronting the mainland. Chance to be a horse pawn.
This weird and distorted relationship can’t help but remind people of the old “Taiwan independence” Wu Xipei’s phrase when he met US officials a few years ago, “I don’t oppose the United States oppressing China as a pawn and chip.”
It is really sad that someone in the world volunteered to play such a masochistic role.
Text / Black and White