Newtalk cited Expert Wang Hejin as saying the U.S. is applying a “dual-track” policy with the Chinese government. Wang also pointed out what the U.S. should do to promote this policy.
According to Wang, on the one hand, the U.S. accepted the CCP’s conditions for “severing diplomatic ties,” “abolishing the treaty,” and “withdrawing troops” to Taiwan. On the other hand, the U.S. sticks to its commitment to arms sales to Taiwan.
Soon after establishing diplomatic relations between China and the United States on January 1, 1979, the United States formulated the “Taiwan Relations” Law.”
Wang He said that in order to use the dual-track policy effectively, at least three conditions must be met.
First, the United States has an absolute advantage in the military, if we compare between the U.S. and China.
Second, Beijing must be convinced that if there is a war in the Taiwan Strait, the U.S. will help defend Taiwan;
Third, the Chinese government policymakers maintain the necessary rationality.
Wang’s comments come after the phone call on April 20 between Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and the People’s Republic of China Minister of National Defense General Wei Fenghe.
After the call, the Chinese Defense Ministry issued a press release saying that the U.S. still adheres to the One China principle.
However, the Defense Department spokesman John F. Kirby, at a Press Briefing on May 6, pointed out that the Chinese Ministry of Defense that the United States continues to support the “One China policy,” but also “we continue to support Taiwan in their ability to have their own intrinsic self-defense capabilities.”