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US Republicans pass Taiwan motion

US Republicans pass Taiwan motion

US Republicans pass Taiwan motion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The United States Republican National Committee approved a motion supporting Taiwan at its spring meeting in Hollywood, Florida, reports said Saturday.
Coverage of the item by the media was poor mainly because the meeting has been dominated by the party’s rocky road toward the November 8 presidential election.
The motion congratulated Taiwan on electing its first woman president, Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen, who will be sworn in on May 20. The document also emphasized the importance of the Taiwan Relations Act in safeguarding Taiwan’s security.
The motion, under the theme of “confirming strong support for the Republic of China” was adopted unanimously, reports said.
Arms supplies to Taiwan, military cooperation and the island’s efforts at joining international organizations were also praised in the document.
The statement by the Republican Party followed the passage earlier in the week by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives of a motion reaffirming the TRA as the basic cornerstone of U.S. policy toward Taiwan.
The measure was supported by both Democrats and Republicans. Relations between Taiwan and the U.S. are not expected to change significantly after Tsai is inaugurated next month, experts have said.
The RNC spring meeting was as expected, dominated by domestic politics, with the fight between businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz for the presidential nomination overshadowing other topics.