US Briefed Taiwan as Soon as Biden and Xi Hung Up: MOFA 拜習通話 外交部:美方第一時間向我簡報

In the wake of the Xi-Biden call, Taiwan thanked the U.S. for supporting cross-Strait peace. Neither the Ministry of Foreign Affairs nor the Nancy Pelosi's office confirmed the trip to Taiwan.


During the Xi-Biden call on the 28th, China warned against playing with fire and the U.S. reiterated its opposition to the destruction of peace in the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan's Presidential Office thanked the U.S. and called on China to do its part for regional peace.

Joanne Ou, Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “The U.S. briefed us on the call as soon as they hung up the phone. We at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs thank the Biden administration for its multiple declarations since entering office that U.S.-Taiwan ties are rock-solid. We also thank President Biden for caring so deeply about peace and stability and the status quo in the Taiwan Strait.”

Nancy Pelosi's office has not addressed the Bloomberg report that Taiwan is only a possible stop on her upcoming trip to Asia.

Ding Shuh-fan, Honorary Professor, Graduate Institute of East Asian Studies, NCCU: “From a certain perspective, Biden made Xi Jinping some guarantees. For example, upholding the one-China principle. This should serve to reduce the political significance of a Pelosi visit to Taiwan.  ”

Ding Shuh-fan says the U.S.' reputation and support for the Democrats would both suffer if Pelosi's trip to Taiwan were canceled due to pressure from China. Two years after the Tiananmen Incident, Pelosi was among a group that unfurled a black banner in the square commemorating the victims.Many feel the chances of her stopping in Taiwan are high. House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chair Gregory Meeks is rumored to be on the list of officials traveling with Pelosi. Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has not commented.

 

 

 



美國總統拜登與中國國家主席習近平28日進行第5度通話,依舊因為台灣問題交鋒,中國用詞強硬提到玩火必自焚,美國白宮的聲明照樣簡短,拜登重申政策未變,反對破壞台海和平,總統府對此表示感謝,也期待中國應該負起區域和平的共同責任。

外交部發言人歐江安表示:「美方在雙方通話結束之後,已經在第一時間向我方簡報,外交部我們感謝拜登政府,從上任以來多次強調,台美關係堅若磐石,以及拜登總統對維持台灣海峽,和平穩定現狀的重視。」

拜習通話後另一個焦點就是,美國眾議院議長裴洛西是否訪台,彭博社率先披露裴洛西將在美國時間29號率團出發,訪問日本、南韓、馬來西亞及新加坡,而台灣則列為暫定行程,不過裴洛西辦公室並沒有證實與回應。

政大東亞所名譽教授丁樹範說:「等於就是說某種程度來講,拜登向習近平做出某些保證,比如維持一個中國政策等等,這樣來淡化這個裴洛西,如果來台灣訪問,可能產生的政策上,可能潛在的衝擊。」

丁樹範分析中國強烈抗議,如果裴洛西因此取消訪台,對美國形象會是重擊,也會衝擊民主黨的選情,而裴洛西關注人權向來對中強硬,天安門事件兩年後,就曾訪問中國拉黑布條。裴洛西不懼挑戰中國,各界認為訪台機率還是很高,先前有意訪台的眾院外委會主席米克斯預計會在訪團名單,不過外交部對此依舊表示沒有評論。

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