U.S. Representatives Introduce Legislation Calling For End To One China Policy

On February 16, Reps. Tancredo (R-CO) and International Relations Subcommittee Chair Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Mark Souder (R-IN), Edolphus Towns (D-NY), and John Shimkus (R-IL) introduced HCR 69 concluding that “the President of the United States should abandon the fundamentally flawed ‘‘One China Policy’’ in favor of a more realistic ‘‘One China, One Taiwan Policy’’ that recognizes the Republic of China on Taiwan as a sovereign government, separate from the Communist regime in Beijing.”

In a clear reference to former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s and former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage’s remarks last year that Taiwan is not a sovereign state, the resolution further states that “President Ronald Reagan issued the ‘‘Six Assurances’’ to Taiwan in July 1982, including the assurance that ‘‘[t]he United States would not formally recognize Chinese sovereignty over Taiwan’’

The resolution also concludes that “Taiwan should be permitted to participate as a full member in international organizations for which statehood is a requirement for membership.”

FAPA president Ming-chi Wu, Ph.D. says: “With the Anti-Secession Law looming, this resolution calling for an end to the One China policy comes at a crucial time. The very existence of the Anti Secession Law illustrates the danger the One China Policy poses. With the U.S. acknowledging Beijing’s claim over Taiwan, as laid down in the One China Policy, the One China policy poses dangerous ramifications for Taiwan’s security. If the US would abolish the One China Policy and thus abolish its acknowledgment of Beijing’s claim over Taiwan, there would be zero US tolerance for Beijing’s threat to use force against Taiwan. And, most importantly, there would have been no Anti Secession Law.”

 

美眾議員提出決議案,呼籲揚棄一中政策,改採一中一台政策

眾議員唐克多(Thomas Tancredo, R-C))於2月16日,與蘿絲列敦娜(Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-FL)、寨得爾(Mark Souder, R-IN),湯斯(Edolphus Towns, D-NY)與史科斯 (John Shimkus, R-IL)等數位議員共同提出第69號決議案,呼籲美國總統廢除本質上有嚴重瑕疵的「一中政策」,並改以「一中一台政策」取而代之,承認台灣為一主權完整,獨立於北京共產政權之外的國家。

這個決議案很明顯是回應前國務卿鮑威爾,與前副國務卿阿米塔吉在去年底宣稱台灣不是一個主權國家的不當言論,也因此,這個決議案裡很清楚地引用了雷根總統的「六項保證」來反駁前面兩者的言論,因為根據六項保證之一,美國並沒有正式承認中國對台灣的主權。

這幾位議員們並藉由這個決議案呼籲美國政府應該開始展開與台灣關係正常化的相關程序,並支持台灣參與所有的國際組織。

FAPA會長吳明基表示:「正當中國即將在下個月通過反分裂國家法之際,唐克多議員等人要求美國政府廢除一中政策,並以一中一台政策取而代之,這個決議案來得正是時候。反分裂國家的存在,突顯出美國一中政策的危險。因為如果當美國認知中國對台灣的主權時,正如現在模糊的一中政策所宣稱地,則一中政策本身藏著嚴重影響台灣安全的隱憂。

吳明基接著表示:「如果美國廢除一中政策,就表示美國不認同北京擁有對台灣主權,也就表示著美國絕不會容許北京對台灣有任何動武的舉動;如果是這樣,中國今天也就不會引進所謂的反分裂國家法來威脅台灣了。」

(February 17, 2005) U.S. Representatives Introduce Legislation Calling For End To One China Policy / 美眾議員提出決議案,呼籲揚棄一中政策,改採一中一台政策