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Bush expected to reaffirm U.S.' one-China stance

Bush expected to reaffirm U.S.' one-China stance

U.S. President George W. Bush expects to reaffirm in talks with his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao (胡錦濤), that the United States adheres to its one-China policy and does not support Taiwan's effort to join the United Nations, a Bush adviser on Asia said Thursday.
Dennis Wilder, special assistant to the president, told reporters that Hu undoubtedly would bring up the subject when he and Bush get together next week at the meeting in Australia of leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.
"I have almost never been in a meeting with Chinese officials that the subject of Taiwan didn't come up," Wilder said.
When he does, there will be much to discuss, Wilder indicated, especially in light of Taiwan's plans for a referendum on whether to apply for membership in the United Nations.
The nationalist government on Taiwan held China's seat until the communist mainland government took the seat in 1971. The referendum is about whether to petition for membership as Taiwan; China considers the island a province in rebellion.
The United States for decades has followed a "one-China policy," which treats the government in Beijing as the country's government while maintaining unofficial but major relations with the government in Taipei, Taiwan's capital.


Updated : 2021-04-17 03:36 GMT+08:00