Taiwan-US ties will be low-key but substantial under Biden’s secretary of state: DPP Legislator

25-Nov-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:51 AM Print This Post

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lo Chih-cheng said on Tuesday (November 24) that Biden’s pick for Secretary of State, former deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, will continue advancing Taiwan-US relations albeit in a low-profile manner.

Lo stated in an interview with CNA Tuesday morning that Blinken is familiar with Taiwan. He said that judging from past speeches, Blinken has emphasized that China should be viewed as America’s competitor, which differs from the Obama administration.

Lo pointed out that Taiwan plays an important role in terms of geopolitics, geoeconomics, and geostrategy. As a result, the US will continue to develop bilateral relations with the nation, he remarked, adding that he is optimistic about future Taiwan-US relations.

However, Lo said that Blinken’s attitude towards China will not be as tough as President Trump’s. Therefore, current high-profile interactions may turn into low-key ones, but they will still be substantial.

Blinken has previously criticised the World Health Organization for excluding Taiwan and praised Taiwan for loosening imports of American pork and beef.

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