In a piece posted on Breitbart on December 2nd, Wisconsin Representative Tom Tiffany proposed a bill to abandon the “One-China policy” and normalize its relationship with Taiwan.
He said that the “One-China Policy” recognized China’s power over Taiwan, and President Nixon introduced it nearly half a century ago.
This became a reality under the leadership of President Carter, who recognized Beijing in 1979 and severed diplomatic relations with Taiwan without Congress’s approval.
Tiffany said the policy was a relic of a bygone era, and it was a big failure, and it has become more apparent over time.
The congressmen said that in recent years, policymakers have begun to see the drawbacks of this outdated policy. The U.S. had taken measures to fix it, such as lifting bans on high-level talks between U.S. and Taiwan officials and supporting Taiwan’s enrollment in international forums.
He continued that the U.S. sent a Cabinet-level Delegation to Taiwan for the first time in decades and sent U.S. Marines to help train the Taiwan military.
According to the Wisconsin representative, Taiwan’s exclusion from the international community was not an academic matter, but it has caused great real-life harm.
For example, he stated that in 2019, Taiwan tried to warn the World Health Organization (WHO) that the new coronavirus would spread from person to person. However, due to the bullying of the Chinese Communist Party, WHO excluded Taiwan from its membership. So Taiwan’s warnings were ignored; thus, the whole world has suffered the consequences so far.
“That is why I’ve introduced legislation calling on President Biden to abandon the “One-China” lie, support Taiwan’s membership in international organizations, negotiate a free trade agreement with Taiwan, and finally normalize relations between our two countries. It is long past time for the United States to lead by example and formally recognize Taiwan for what it is: a democratic and independent nation,” he said.