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Taiwanese Spies: Millions of Dollars Spent Every Year to Bribe U.S. Officials for Taiwan’s Independence

Source: Xinhuanet, August 16, 2004

Our exclusive report on the inside story about American Chinese, Dong Wei, spying for Taiwan received a strong reaction in the U.S. The Washington Post published the entire article in their report. The Associated Press interviewed officials at the U.S. Embassy in China and confirmed the news.

Dong recruited as a Taiwanese spy

Here is the story of how Dong Wei was recruited by Taiwan’s Spy Agency.

Dong Wei went to the United States in July 1986. As a newspaper reporter from Mainland China, he quickly built a huge network of contacts. In 1989, Dong Wei met Lai Shengquan, a Taiwanese businessman, at a New Year’s festival party held by a Chinese business association in New York. They soon became very close. Lai, now 62 years old, graduated from Taiwan University and mastered both the English and Japanese languages. After joining the Central News Agency, he was a reporter in Japan and the U.S., but was actually engaged in espionage. Lai Shengquan arranged for Dong to travel to Yokohama, Japan, to meet Li Haitian. He was a senior agent in Taiwan’s Military Intelligence Bureau in Japan, a former member of the National Unification Council (NUC), the KMT’s Central Committee and the Legislative Council. The meeting with Li actually assured Dong’s position as a Taiwanese intelligence agent. Li Xiang, a member of Li Haitian’s staff, was assigned to be Dong’s contact person. He was responsible for instructing him on what information to collect. This information Dong collected and his working expenses were reported to the Military Intelligence Bureau of Taiwan by Li Xiang.

Having received a lot of valuable information through Dong, The Taiwan’s Intelligence Agency felt they could exploit more of his contacts. In 1990, Dong brought Wu Jianming and Qing Guangguang, two trained agents, to Singapore to meet Wang Xitian. Wang has long been coordinating the spying and lobby activities in the U.S. for the Taiwan Intelligence Agency as Chief of the third department under the Military Intelligence Bureau. Wang is currently the Deputy General Secretary of the National Security Bureau. Dong formally joined Taiwan’s intelligence agency at Wang’s request. He was paid $3000 (U.S.) per month under the name Guan Yu.

In October 1997, Wang was transferred from Taiwan’s Military Intelligence Bureau to the National Security Bureau. Dong was then transferred to the National Security Bureau and assumed a new name, Xiao Li. His monthly pay was still $3000. His contacts changed several times but he kept providing information for Taiwan continuously. In 2003, Dong entered the Mainland to gather more information but was arrested by the security department.
Two partners captured first

Dong confessed to having 98 contacts. There were 11 contacts, 5 developed by Dong, from Taiwan’s Military Intelligence Bureau and National Security Bureau. Dong introduced 28 contacts to Taiwan’s intelligence agency. Another 54 contacts were related to this case in some way. Among the 5 contacts trained by Dong, the arrests of Wu Jianming and Qing Guangguang are the most important to this case.

Wu Jianming who acquired U.S. citizenship, English name “Jimmy”, was a former teacher at a Beijing school. Tan Guangguang holds a U.S. green card and was a college instructor in philosophy.

As cover for his espionage activities, Dong registered a company called Mei-Ji-Ya (美吉亚) Co., Ltd. This was done immediately upon returning to New York from Singapore. Wu and Qing were responsible for collecting, analyzing and summarizing information. The written analyzed material was then revised by Dong
and faxed to Li Xiang. Dong declared that Taiwan’s Military Intelligence Bureau had paid Dong $250,000 to buy a luxurious villa in Shunyi, Beijing, due to Qing’s outstanding work. In 2000, Qing was arrested in Beijing and was sentenced to 10 years for espionage. He was then released on bail for medical treatment in July, 2001. Wu was arrested in Guangzhou in 2001 and was exiled during the same year. Both Qing and Wu provided very detailed information about their activities. Their confessions are the key evidence for Dong’s indictment.

U.S. officials bribed three times

In 1999, Wang Xitian was transferred to Taiwan’s “National Security Bureau” as a “special representative” in the U.S. His identity was an official from Taibei Economic & Cultural Representitive Office (TECRO), he represented Taiwan’s Intelligence Agency to lobby the U.S. Congress. Dong Wei was asked to join the activities. Dong confessed that Taiwan spent ¡®tens of millions’ of dollars in cash every year to secretly bribe the U.S. members of Congress. On holidays and other important days, they would send presents and cash to U.S. government officials in various departments. They generally asked consulting firms and foundations to help with nearly 600 Congressmen in total. The National Party and Democratic Progressive Party both spent a lot of money on this.

Dong stated that he participated three times in the ¡®gift giving’ to the U.S. government officials on behalf of the Taiwanese Government. The first time was in 2001, when the Aunt of a U.S. Senior official in charge of foreign affairs was celebrating her birthday. Wang’s secretary, Chen, asked Dong to help present the present. The present was Chinese ceramics and crafts. They were in a box, wrapped with golden foil paper and a bow. Dong asked if they should send money the congressman(as present). Secretary Chen just smiled without answering. The second time was before Thanksgiving. Secretary Chen brought a present to a Congressman from New York State. A Caucasian lady, named Susan, joined him. Susan understood some Chinese language. She studied Chinese in Beijing at the Normal University for a year. The gift they presented was a very expensive Orchid plant from Taiwan. On the way, Dong again asked if they should send money to the Congressman? Susan overheard it and said, “It is illegal to give money in the United States.” Later, Secretary Chen secretly told Dong money is usually given via the consulting firms for Congressmen. It was always cash. Checks were never used. All of these incidents were just routine business.
The third time was during the 2002 Chinese New Year, when TECRO in Washington D.C. was planning to have a new year’s party at the Twin Oaks Hotel. Secretary Chen asked Dong to help with the invitation of a House Representative from New York State. Then to invite a Senator through the congressman. The purpose of inviting them was to make their activities look good. Dong Wei and his associates drove in two cars to that Senator’s mansion. After the senator received two cloisonne vases and a ¡®red envelope’ with a cash gift in it, he happily agreed to attend the party.

In addition to giving presents to important government officials and the U.S. members of Congress, Taiwan also worked hard on the business community. Wang once lobbied the oil magnates to use their influence on the U.S. government and the President. Some U.S. officials spoke loudly on the issues of “Taiwan Independence,” even ignoring the “One China” principle that the U.S. Government claimed to follow. It is hard to say whether Taiwan’s monetary gifts did not affect this.

Famous artist from Mainland China involved

Dong felt that the consulting firm had studied the U.S. officials well, from his gift giving experiences. The presents given away not only were adequate but also sophisticated. Like the top grade Orchid plant given to the Congressman, it needed proper care. For this, Taiwan National Security Bureau had assigned special individuals to take care of the plant at the Congressman’s home.

According to Dong’s statement, the most expensive present given by the Taiwanese Government to U.S. Officials were paintings from a famous artist originally from Mainland China. Secretary Chen said that TECRO and Taiwan’s Intelligent Agency were the biggest buyers of this artist’s work. This artist knew who bought the paintings and who would be the recipients. Generally, each painting was priced between $100,000 to $200,000.

At this point, Dong is in a legal process. The reporter asked Attorney Chen Manping about some legal issues. Attorney Chen answered carefully, Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China states that a foreigner outside of the PRC who has committed a crime against the PRC or its citizens, can be held accountable under that law. Our newspaper learned that, based on the agreement between the U.S. and Taiwan, the Taiwanese Intelligence Agency should not conduct any espionage activities in the U.S. But, the U.S. legal system rarely reacts to Taiwanese spies. It was rather puzzling.
U.S. "Abandons" Chalabi: Modern Farce of "The Hounds Are Killed For Food Once All the Hares Are Bagged" [1]

Source: People’s Daily, June 4, 2004

Recently, the U.S. made a painful decision to “murder” the major opponent of Saddam and an important member of the Iraqi Interim Governing Council—Chalabi. Both sides are completely set apart and pointing fingers at each other. The former closest of allies have now become enemies. A modern rendition of the farce “The hounds are killed for food, once all the hares are bagged.” is playing out in Iraq.

“The most favored” becomes “the first abandoned”

According to International News Online [a Chinese web site], The U.S. took four steps to “abandon” Chalabi. First, was to end his political career. Chabali has been excluded from the list of predetermined members of an interim Iraqi government. Second, was to cut off his financial income. It cut off its monthly payment of $340,000 to Chalabi’s group, the Iraq National Congress (INC). Third, was to damage his reputation. Chalabi is accused of spying and passing secret information to Iran. The U.S. claimed to have a lot of evidence to support this allegation. Fourth was to raid his home. Iraqi police and U.S. soldiers raided Chabali’s home and office days ago. They broke in and removed stuff. They pointed a gun at Chalabi’s head. It was just like a play—four armed gunmen to beat, smash and loot. The INC angrily criticized the U.S. for an action that is an “assassination of human dignity.” On May 24, in his speech about Iraq policy, President Bush stated, “Although the U.S. was going to hand over sovereignty to Iraq, more than 100,000 U.S. troops are going to stay in Iraq for the long run.” It means “abandoned” Chalabi will not have any opportunities in the future on the Iraqi political stage.

The situation has developed pretty dramatically. Chalabi is the one who stood up against Saddam at first. His opposition group, the INC, among others against Saddam, is the most steadfast, active one and the most famous group. Chalabi was the most favored by the U.S. government. Every year the U.S. government provided huge financial support to Chalabi and his group, through the State Department, Pentagon, and CIA. Just between the years of 2000 to 2003, the U.S. State Department provided up to $33 million dollars to the INC, which made other opposition groups envy them. Every year, the U.S. government would meet with Chalabi and discuss plans to oust Saddam. Chalabi accepted the assignment and traveled around to unite all the different forces. During the U.S. strategy to oust Saddam, he worked like a dog or a horse. For a long time, U.S. Officials considered him a potential key leader in Iraq, after ousting Saddam. No one expected to see the most favored become the first abandoned in the post-war on Iraq.
Chalabi is the new sacrificial object under the U.S. hegemonic strategy

The characteristic of hegemony (domination of one nation over others) lead the U.S. to treat Chalabi in such a way. American media cite many reasons for the U.S. to abandon Chalabi, such as; providing false information to mislead the U.S. government, spying for Iran, involvement in corruption, bank fraud-for which he was convicted in absentia in Jordan and sentenced to 22 years imprisonment, bad reputation in Iraq and so on. But all these are just excuses or trumped-up charges. The real reason Chalabi lost the favor of the U.S. is that he lost any hope of entering the governing group in the future. So, he took the opportunity of the Iraqi people currently fighting against the U.S. to show a certain degree of independence. He criticized some details of American policy and conduct.. He even suggested the U.S. should give full sovereignty to Iraq. U.S. foreign policy is based on maintaining its power dominance. The hegemonic logic, which even applies to its allies, is: favor if useful, abandon if useless. “Those who submit will prosper, those who resist shall perish.” For example, the countries that have been treated in such a way are: Yugoslavia before and after the Cold War; Iraq before and after the war between Iraq and Iran; the politicians counted as Syngman Rhee in South Korea; Ngo Dinh Diem in South Vietnam; Lon Nol from Cambodia and Eduard Amvrosiyevich Shevardnadze in Georgia. Now Chalabi is following in their footsteps and becoming the new sacrificial object of U.S. hegemonic strategy.

Chalabi’s bitter experience promises insecurity for those politicians that seek U.S. patronage. If they volunteer to assist the U.S. because of its dominance, like Tony Blair in the U.K., Jose Maria Aznar in Spain, etc., they disgust their own people and international society. The consequence may be loss of reputation, resignation of their position of power in disgrace and leaving a stain on their place in history. If they do not listen to the U.S. completely and show a certain degree of independence, they may offend and be kicked away immediately. There would not be a good ending.

Chalabi’s experiences expose the hypocrisy in the U.S.’s handling of the sovereignty of Iraq. Days ago, the Bush government made a great show of announcing its plan to return sovereignty to Iraq before June 30. However, when Chalabi requested the Iraqi people have control of Iraqi security, finance and foreign affairs, the U.S. became angry and immediately removed him – essentially the same fate as the ousting of Saddam, i.e., removing its opponents to ensure absolute power and authority in Iraq.

The U.S. will be utterly isolated

In international affairs, the U.S. often shows it is not afraid of anything. However, domination is not easy and the price that has to be paid eventually is that others will realize the nature of the matter and bring the U.S. more opposition. Until May 20, Chalabi just asked the U.S. to give full sovereignty to Iraq. It is the U.S. bullying that drove him apart from the U.S. completely. Now Chalabi has clearly requested that the U.S. should pull its troops from Iraq and let the Iraqi people manage themselves. The members of the Iraq Interim Governing Council generally showed sympathy and felt bitterly disappointed in the U.S. action against Chalabi. The utter isolation of the U.S. in Iraq is showing. With time the people are awakening. The hegemonic strategy of “those who submit will prosper; those who resist shall perish” will inevitably lead to a dead end. The U.S. plight will eventually be that of a loner in international society.
[1] The Chinese idiom “ The hounds are killed for food, once all the hares are bagged”

During the Spring and Autumn Periods (770-476 BC), there were two famous senior officials in the State of Yue. The King of the Yue, named Gou Jian, didn’t accept the advice of Fan Li and blindly launched an attack against the neighboring State of Wu. As a result, he suffered disastrous defeat and was caught by the King of Wu. The King of Wu took him and kept him as a slave. Fan Li persuaded him to endure humiliation, pretend to surrender and wait for an opportunity for revenge. Later, Wen Zhong went to the State of Wu on a diplomatic mission and helped Gou Jiang gain their confidence. Years later, Gou was set free. With the help of Fan and Wen, the State of Yue was rapidly rehabilitated and later annexed the Wu. As they had contributed so much, both Fan and Wen were awarded great riches. Gou Jian even offered half of the state to Fan. But, knowing Gou too well, Fan rejected it and decided to live in seclusion. As a hermit, Fan wrote to his friend Wen. In his letter Fan said, “When all the flying birds have been shot down, the good bow is put away, when all the hares have been bagged, the hounds are killed for food. I suggest you withdraw in order to avoid disaster.” Wen took his advice and pretended to be ill and stopped attending imperial court meetings. But it was too late. Gou Jian believed the slanderous gossip about Wen and ordered Wen to kill himself. Later people use this idiom to mean trusted aides are eliminated, when they have outlived their usefulness.

A Senior U.S. Official States Publicly: If Bush Is Re-Elected, U.S. Would Wage War on Iran

Source: Xinhuanet, July 23, 2004

Recently, The Times, an English newspaper, reported that if Bush’s re-election bid is successful, then punishing Iran would be the administration’s first priority. The source was a high-ranking U.S. official with a Hawkish background.

Recently, the American media has published article after article of negative reports on Iran. The tone of the Bush Administration is anti-Iran and getting stronger. All of these things seem to suggest that the U.S. is plotting against Iran. It is said that the 9.11 investigation report due to come out soon will target Iran. It will claim that Iran is the real number one target of the U.S. war against terrorism.

U.S. intelligence believes there is a channel open specifically for Mujahideen (Muslim “holy warriors”) along the border between Iran and Afghanistan. It is believed that eight of Bin Ladin’s subordinates went to Germany through that channel. They later snuck into the U.S. and eventually implemented the “9.11” terrorist attack.
According to U.S. media, the 9.11 Investigation Report will cite three accusations against Iran: First, Iran “faked” the passports for the terrorists. Second, Iran’s anti-terrorist activities constitute only a cosmetic effort. Iranian intelligence claimed that Iran has already arrested many of the organization’s members, but the U.S. concluded that Iran’s anti-terrorism efforts were only for show. Third, Iran incited the U.S. to attack Iraq. Iran lured the U.S. into shifting its attention to Saddam Hussein. This has led Saddam Hussein to fall from power and left the U.S. mired in war.

Hawkish U.S. senior official “tells the truth”

The media in the U.S. states that what truly worries Americans is Iran’s nuclear capabilities. This official interviewed by a reporter of The Times said that if President Bush wins the election, his administration will do whatever it takes to overthrow the present political power in Iran. The U.S. will intervene in the internal affairs of Iran by encouraging the Iranians to overthrow the present political power.

This official also disclosed that once Bush is re-elected, his administration would destroy the nuclear facilities inside Iran. He implied that if Europe cannot force Iran to comply, then during related conferences this month, the U.S. would immediately submit the Iran issue to the United Nations Security Council. The U.S. then will, at an appropriate time, solve the problem once and for all, in their own way.

What is the U.S.’ motive?

Some analysts of the U.S.’ strategy believe that Iran has become the number one target in Bush’s “axis of evil”. The so-called efforts against terrorism and the elimination of the nuclear facilities are only a pretext. Even Acting CIA Director John McLaughlin pointed out on the 18th that there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that the Iranian government is in cooperation with Bin Ladin. He stated that Iran is far from ready to produce a nuclear weapon.

From this perspective, we can see that just like Saddam Hussein’s regime, even if Iran didn’t commit any wrongdoing, it will hardly be able to escape being plundered. Iran’s present administration, which favors Islamic principles, will not be able to satisfy the U.S. no matter what it does. The U.S. will surely try their best to take over Iran, as this would allow them to control this important strategic location and gain the rich oil resources. In addition, if the U.S. succeeds in conquering Afghanistan and Iraq, Iran would be sandwiched on both sides. So for the Bush administration’s perspective, having Iran go back to its pro-American days would certainly be an ideal outcome.
Liu Hong of the Institute of Taiwan Studies Analyzes Lee Hsien-Loong’s Visit to Taiwan

Source: Xinhuanet, July 14, 2004

Q: I’ve read many analyses on the Internet. People wondered why Lee visited Taiwan right after (Condoleezza) Rice. In your opinion, is there any connection between Lee’s visit to Taiwan and Rice’s recent visit to Asia?

A: In terms of its appearance or the timing, Rice’s visit to China and Lee’s to Taiwan were almost at the same time. I think the key issue here is not whether they cooperated with each other in advance on the timing, but Lee’s action is the one that has harmed the Chinese people and is an abnormal way to gain certain interests between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait. In fact, I feel that his visit fits into the political background that has been echoed by the U.S. policy of “utilizing Taiwan to cope with China” and the recent act of sending wrong signals to the separatists of “Taiwan Independence” by the U.S.

Q: Some people speculated that Lee’s visit to Taiwan is to please the U.S.

A: This friend’s remark is very sharp and to the point. From the substantial facts, it is too early to say to what extent the U.S. is involved in it. However, the act of Lee’s visit to Taiwan was indeed agreeable to the U.S. strategy of “utilizing Taiwan to cope with China” or, let’s say, his act coincided with the peak of the U.S. presidential election and some U.S. anti-China forces use the Taiwan issue to incite anti-China emotions or to earn more votes in the election. Under such a situation, there would certainly be some people who could not restrain themselves from following in the U.S.’ footsteps in order to gain certain interests they seek. Therefore, generally speaking, there are probably some international factors involved in Lee’s activities in Taiwan.

Q: Did Rice’s visit to China have any effect on the development of relations between both sides of the Taiwan Strait?

A: As for Rice’s visit to China¡­ I think that, be it Rice or the U.S., their positions of sticking to the “one China” policy towards the Taiwan issue remained unchanged. Or we could look as far back as the previous century. Since the 1970’s, there have been eight U.S. presidents who have followed the “one China” policy. I think that it would be simply impossible for any one to try to abolish this policy. Recently, some members of the U.S. Congress and the anti-China media advocated the U.S. to review the “one China” policy. They even connected their advocacy with Rice’s visit to China. I think that did not mean the “one China” policy was changed by the U.S. government, but just an act by the anti-China forces. We of course should have observed that, from or before the Taiwan presidential election on March 20, the U.S. indeed had a shameful performance. I would say with disrespect that the U.S. also wants to make a living and gain some interest from the relations across Taiwan Strait. Therefore I think after we realized the U.S.’ tactics, the dialogue with Rice would have helped both China and the U.S. to keep on following the “one China” policy and to further secure the China-U.S. relation.
Q: Mr. Zhou Xiaochuan, Governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBC), has cancelled his visit to Singapore. Was this because of Lee Hsien-Loong’s visit to Taiwan?

A: I don’t know the reason for the cancellation of the PBC Governor Zhou Xiaochuan’s visit to Singapore. But as to Lee’s visit to Taiwan, a matter that seriously harms the Chinese people, a matter that interferes and damages the normal development across the Taiwan Strait, I think any Chinese person could, like these many friends on the Internet, have his own opinion and express his own position. So, I think there must be a reason for Governor Zhou to cancel his important international visiting activity.

Lee Hsien Loong’s Visit to Taiwan Could Be Staged by the U.S.

Source: Xinhuanet, July 14, 2004

Despite the strong opposition by Chinese authorities, Lee Hsien Loong, deputy prime minister of Singapore, still made his trip to Taiwan for an unofficial visit on July 10. Chinese people were puzzled and disappointed by this. Haven’t China-Singapore relations been good? What were Singapore’s intentions in so doing? To find the answers, let’s briefly review a series of events that have happened recently:

On May 28, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2004 annual report, “The Military Power of the People’s Republic of China”. [The report] intentionally exaggerates China’s military power and expenditures on national defense and the insufficiency of Taiwan’s military power, distorts the PLA’s “aggressive defense strategy” and promotes the theory of the “Chinese threat”. Only a few days after the release of the report, Taiwan authorities declared that it would procure advanced weapons from the U.S. worth up to 600 billion New Taiwan Dollars.

On June 7, according to the “Defense Weekly”, the U.S. Department of Defense points out in the report that, to deter China, Taiwan may consider targeting the Mainland’s infrastructure, such as the Three Gorges Dam. Actively cooperating [with the report], Chen Shuibian’s administration revealed the so-called “Scorpion Operation Project”, declaring to target objects of five categories, including attacking Beijing and the Three Gorges Dam.

On June 28, the U.S. hastily handed over power two days earlier to Iraq’s temporary government.

Starting from July 8, the U.S. Air Force and Japan’s Self-defense Forces are having a two-week joint military exercise called “Against the North” at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. In addition, the U.S Defense Department stated on July 5, that 7 U.S. Naval carrier battle groups would gather in the western Atlantic to conduct a multinational exercise called “Summer Pulse ¡®04” running until August.
On July 6, the Japanese cabinet approved the publication of the 2004 annual white paper, “Defense of Japan”, by the Japan Defense Agency, in which China is categorized as a hypothetical enemy.

Some people predicted from these activities that the U.S. military strategy is starting to move to the East, targeting China. There is such a possibility, but it is too early to reach this conclusion because the U.S. hasn’t been freed from the nightmare of terrorist attacks, the problem in Iraq is far from resolved and the issue of the Middle East-one of the most important issues in the U.S. economy-is still not in order. The U.S. will hold its presidential election in November. But due to constant scandals over the Iraq issue, the U.S. Government is in a passive position. The results of recent polls were unfavorable to Bush. The gap between Bush and Kerry is getting bigger. U.S. politicians are good at leading public opinion by creating a red herring or a hot issue which can easily divert the public’s attention. It is highly possible that Lee’s visit to Taiwan was staged by the U.S. just for this purpose. Lee was just an actor.

For Singapore itself, we were overly zealous toward it during the last few years and forgot what state it is in. Singapore is in fact a country short of self-confidence. It sometimes appears very self-reliant, but only for covering up its lack of self-confidence. As a small country, it has to find someone to rely on to secure itself. We shouldn’t forget it had a firm alliance with the U.S. during the Cold War.

This is not to say that because of this analysis we can pay less attention to the matter. It would be foolish to be careless. But we should also be careful not to overreact. The smartest way is to react appropriately and not allow the Bush administration’s intent any success. If we are temporarily unable to dictate their actions, we should at least not be led by him.

U.S. Congress Reiterates "Taiwan Relations," Promotes Arm Sales to Taiwan

Source: Xinhuanet, July, 19, 2004

Spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “China firmly opposes the U.S. reiteration of its promise to the “Taiwan Relations Act.”

When answering reporters’ questions on July 17, Zhang Qiyue, spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that, “The U.S. unilaterally formulated the so-called ¡®Taiwan Relations Act’ in 1979 which blatantly encroaches upon Chinese sovereignty and seriously interferes with Chinese internal affairs, and we have always firmly opposed it. Presently the U.S. House of Representatives, without paying attention to China’s and the U.S.’s “Three Joint Communiques”, as well as the basic principles of international relations, reiterates the “Taiwan Relations Act, “ and we express our intense discontent and firm opposition.”
Zhang Qiyue said that, “this draft resolution distorts black to white, fabricates from nothing the so-called Chinese military threats, and promotes increasing arms sales to Taiwan; these actions not only will harm the Taiwan coastal region’s peace and stability, it will also destroy the relationship between China and America, and finally, will also harm America.

American Congressman attacks the “Taiwan Relations Act”, referring to it as a violation of the “One China Policy”

According to People’s Daily, some American Congressmen on the evening of (July) 15th on Capital Hill fiercely attacked and criticized the so-called “Taiwan Relations Act”. They believed that the “Taiwan Relations Act” indicated that the U.S. overly interfered with affairs of foreign countries, departed from the diplomatic ideas of the founding fathers of the U.S., and contradicted the “One China Policy”.

These Congressmen expressed strong opposition to the resolution that stated the United States will firmly carry out the “Taiwan Relations Act”. This newly passed resolution even advocates that “the U.S. will consider increasing the weapon supply to Taiwan” in accordance with the “Taiwan Relations Act”. Observers believed that the purpose of voting again by the U.S. House of Representatives on the issue of the “Taiwan Relations Act” is to provide an excuse to increase the U.S.’s arms sales to Taiwan, strengthen the military exchange between the U.S. and Taiwan and to continue to interfere with China’s internal affairs.