U.S. Representatives Introduce Resolution Calling For U.S.-Taiwan Diplomatic Relations And End To U.S. “One China” Policy

For Immediate Release
Washington DC – April 10, 2013
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U.S. Representatives Introduce Resolution Calling For U.S.-Taiwan Diplomatic Relations And End To U.S. “One China” Policy

U.S. Representatives Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Robert Andrews (D-NJ) today introduced a resolution calling upon the United States government to resume diplomatic relations with Taiwan and to end the U.S. One China Policy.

Of the five countries in the world that the United States government currently does not diplomatically recognize (Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Bhutan and Taiwan), Taiwan is the only democracy.  The resolution underscores that Taiwan “has been a steadfast ally of the United States and a responsible and compassionate member of the world community.”

Similar resolutions were introduced in previous Congresses by former Reps. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), John Linder (R-GA), and by Rep. McCaul himself – all staunch Taiwan supporters in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The McCaul/Andrews resolution urges that:

  1. The President should abandon the fundamentally flawed ‘One China Policy’ in favor of a more realistic ‘One China, One Taiwan Policy’ that recognizes Taiwan as a sovereign and independent country, separate from the Communist regime in Beijing;
  2. The President should begin the process of resuming normal diplomatic relations with Taiwan; and
  3. The President, the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, and other relevant United States officials should aggressively support Taiwan’s full participation in the United Nations and any other international organization of which the United States is a member, and for which statehood is a requirement for membership.

FAPA President Mark Kao Ph.D. states: “China’s Communist Government continues to force nations around the world to choose between Taipei or Beijing.  However, maintaining separate recognition with both China AND Taiwan would be an excellent model for those nations which seek to have diplomatic ties with both governments in a mutually beneficial relationship.”

Dr. Kao, adds: “Introduction of the resolution reflects the sense within the U.S. Congress that the U.S. ‘One China Policy’ is increasingly untenable, as it is clearly outdated, and out of touch with the unmistakable reality that Taiwan is a free, democratic, independent and sovereign nation. By adopting a more realistic and pragmatic ‘One China, One Taiwan’ policy, the United States can set an example for other countries in the world to establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan as well.”


華府訊(2013年4月10日)─美國德州共和黨眾議員麥考(Michael McCaul)與紐澤西州民主黨共議員安德魯斯(Robert Andrews)於今天提案,呼籲美國政府重建與台灣之外交關係,並廢除一中政策。


前科羅拉多州共和黨眾議員唐克多(Tom Tancredo)、前喬治亞州共和黨眾議員林德爾(John Linder)與麥考議員等美國眾院中的台灣支持者,都曾於過去的院會中提出過相似的決議案。


  1. 美國總統應揚棄大有瑕疵的一中政策,改採符合現狀的「一中一台」政策以承認台灣為一主權獨立國家;
  2. 美國總統應展開與台 灣復交的相關程序;
  3. 美國總統、美國常駐聯合國代表,以及其他相關之美國官員,應積極支持台灣完全參與聯合國及其他需以國家身份入會的國際組織。




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