China-Taiwan peace to endure despite strains, say US experts

The Taiwan Relations Act allowed the US to continue its commercial, cultural and other relations with Taiwan while recognising it as a part of China.
The Taiwan Relations Act allowed the US to continue its commercial, cultural and other relations with Taiwan while recognising it as a part of China.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

WASHINGTON - The United States is likely to move closer to Taiwan as Washington hardens its attitude towards Beijing, while China is likely to continue to ratchet up its pressure on Taiwan as part of its campaign for eventual reunification, American foreign policy watchers said on Tuesday (April 9).

Despite these pressures, the peaceful stalemate that has held for the past four decades is likely to continue, they said at an event marking the 40th anniversary of a US law governing America's unofficial relations with Taiwan.

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