Mark Schiefelbein Pool Getty Images On the military front, the Trump administration has ramped up arms sales to Taipei over the years, invoking the ire of Beijing. Starting in the mids, the political system on Taiwan moved dramatically toward becoming a democracy. Even in trade, while the United States is mainly seeking to lower the trade deficit and improve market access for US companies with other countries, it is demanding a radical shift from China.
US-China relations have taken a turn for the worse over the last year. The deal would include the sale of two decommissioned U.
Maintaining diplomatic relations with the PRC has been recognised to be in the long-term interest of the United States by seven consecutive administrations; however, maintaining strong, unofficial relations with Taiwan is also a major U.
While the trade relations between the two countries have been getting all the limelight, behind the scenes, there is much more happening when it comes to US-China relations.
We heartily hope for the progress of China, and so far as by peaceable and legitimate means we are able we will do our part toward furthering that progress. Congress passed the "Taiwan Relations Act. One China policy has been the basis of Chinese diplomacy. While Taiwan changed, the political system on mainland China did not change dramatically.
In response, Taiwan continues to purchase weapons, primarily from the United States. So, what should be the way forward?
However, the sanctions were somewhat relaxed after the meeting between Trump and Xi Jinping.