US pledges support for Taiwan after forced withdrawal of diplomats from HK

23-Jun-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

US Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price reiterated Washington’s support for Taiwan after Taiwanese diplomats were forced to leave Hong Kong for refusing to sign a document affirming Beijing’s “one China” principle.

Price stated that the Biden administration is committed to expanding ties with Taiwan, as it is a leading democracy and critical economic and security partner, according to a State Department press release. The department’s new contact guidelines for exchanges with Taiwan have already been implemented and provide clarity on how to carry out Washington’s “one China” policy, he added.

The spokesperson said that Beijing continues to intimidate the Taiwanese people and that “the US will stand by Taiwan in the face of such intimidations, just as we will stand with the people of Hong Kong in the face of Beijing’s efforts to stifle freedom of expression and to stifle dissent in Hong Kong.”

Seven Taiwanese diplomats returned home Sunday (June 20), a month after Hong Kong closed the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office.

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