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Old 10-31-2018, 11:06 PM
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TAIPEI (Reuters) - Efforts to decide self-ruled Taiwan’s future by “other than peaceful means” are a grave concern to the United States, a senior American diplomat said on Wednesday, amid renewed tension between China and the island it considers a wayward province.

Washington does not have diplomatic ties with Taipei, but is its main arms supplier and strongest international backer.

This month, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to boost national security and said her government would not submit to Chinese suppression.

“Any effort to determine Taiwan’s future by other than peaceful means...is of grave concern to the United States,” Brent Christensen, the director of the United States’ de facto embassy in Taipei, told reporters. He did not elaborate.

China, which has never renounced the use of force to bring Taiwan under its control, has boosted military and diplomatic pressure on Taipei.

The Chinese military has stepped up encirclement drills around Taiwan, which the island has denounced as intimidation, and three former allies, El Salvador, Burkina Faso and the Dominican Republic, switched ties to Beijing this year.
The United States’ new $256-million representative office in Taiwan’s capital is an “important symbol” of their partnership, Christensen said, adding that Washington would keep backing Taiwan’s “substantive role” in the international community.

China has been infuriated by recent U.S. sanctions on its military, among several flashpoints in ties ranging from a bitter trade war and the issue of Taiwan to China’s increasingly muscular military posture in the South China Sea.
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...amid renewed tension between China and the island it considers a wayward province.
It wasn't any US foreign policy that led to these "renewed tensions"...

Obviously, how we would REACT to any altercations or heightened tensions would be under "foreign policy", but our "foreign policy" isn't the cause of this...
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It wasn't any US foreign policy that led to these "renewed tensions"...

Obviously, how we would REACT to any altercations or heightened tensions would be under "foreign policy", but our "foreign policy" isn't the cause of this...
the trump team should have been ready for this as there were signs during the Obama administration. but for years -decades- we have had that Mexican standoff/ don't ask don't tell type attitude with Taiwan and China's relationship.
sometimes it is better to do nothing. I'm not saying that is what shud have been done; I'm saying don't make bold decisions in these delicate matters based on politics and call it foreign policy.
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the trump team should have been ready for this as there were signs during the Obama administration. but for years -decades- we have had that Mexican standoff/ don't ask don't tell type attitude with Taiwan and China's relationship.
sometimes it is better to do nothing. I'm not saying that is what shud have been done; I'm saying don't make bold decisions in these delicate matters based on politics and call it foreign policy.
President Trump should have been ready for what? and how?

Taiwan and China have been involved in a territorial dispute for decades. By your own admission right through the Obama years. Now President Trump should have been ready for this?

Question, Salty, If Obama was aware of this, why didn't he fix instead of leaving it for the next president?
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President Trump should have been ready for what? and how?

Taiwan and China have been involved in a territorial dispute for decades. By your own admission right through the Obama years. Now President Trump should have been ready for this?

Question, Salty, If Obama was aware of this, why didn't he fix instead of leaving it for the next president?
you don't fix it. as I said sometimes it's better to do nothing.

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you don't fix it. as I said sometimes it's better to do nothing.
So shouldn't that also apply to Trump thus making your original assertion nothing but partisan bloviating?
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you don't fix it. as I said sometimes it's better to do nothing.
Bbbut, you just said President Trump should have been ready for this, the mess Obama left for somebody else to fix.

So, should President Trump do nothing?

Or should he do something to get ready for this? Pick one.

My thoughts are Obama was correct. This a civil war. We've got no business in civil wars. Let them sort it out then deal with the last man standing.
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So shouldn't that also apply to Trump thus making your original assertion nothing but partisan bloviating?
I'll go with option 2. Partisan bloviating.

"the trump team should have been ready for this as there were signs during the Obama administration."

My nomination for partisan bloviating statement of the year.
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What happens in Taiwan is none of our business.
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I'll go with option 2. Partisan bloviating.

"the trump team should have been ready for this as there were signs during the Obama administration."

My nomination for partisan bloviating statement of the year.
I have an image in my mind of Salty, tirelessly searching the interwebs for any story that looks like it is something that she can blame Trump for. I bet it keeps her up all night some times.
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