Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Steps to integrate Taiwan aligning

Steps to integrate Taiwan aligning

Taipei Times

The proverbial dam appears to be breaking with respect to countries’ view on Taiwan and its security. Throughout this summer, a number of countries and major international groupings have come out in support of “peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.”

The first major breakthrough occurred in April with a joint statement released by US President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. The statement was followed by a similar one by Biden and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The EU and G7 also addressed the issue of Taiwan’s security in statements and communiques.

After Biden’s first round of major international summits, a US diplomat explained the shift in rationale over Washington’s Taiwan policy.

Then-American Institute in Taiwan deputy director Raymond Greene said: “The United States no longer sees Taiwan as a problem in our relations with China; we see it as an opportunity to advance our shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific, and also as a beacon to peoples around the world who aspire for a more just, safe, prosperous and democratic world.”

It now appears that other countries are starting to think this way, too.

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