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Rep. Steve Chabot Condemns Chinese Aggression Against Taiwan

For Immediate Release

Washington, November 30, 2016 | Albert Wolf (202-225-2216) | comments
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WASHINGTON - The Associated Press (AP) reported on November 29, 2016 that a Chinese state-run newspaper, Global Times, had issued a blistering critique of Singapore’s defense cooperation with Taiwan.  This editorial came on the heels of nine Singaporean infantry-fighting vehicles being impounded in Hong Kong. Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), Chairman of the House Small Business Committee and senior member of the House Foreign Affairs and Judiciary Committees, stated that the U.S. needed to reaffirm its commitments to Taiwan’s security. 

These are the latest in a series of aggressive steps that China has taken in its long-running campaign to isolate Taiwan. The United States has a legal and moral commitment to defend Taiwan’s sovereignty in the face of attacks,” Chabot said. “It is in America’s national interest to bridge the gap and foster solidarity among our allies in Asia.  The development of closer ties between Singapore and Taiwan should be welcomed.  If anything, we should be doing more to integrate Taiwan into the regional security architecture.”

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