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U.S. unlikely to back down on Taiwan issue: NSB
Central News Agency
2014-05-06 10:57 PM
Taipei, May 6 (CNA) The United States is unlikely to back down to China on the Taiwan issue, given the lack of mutual trust between Washington and Taiwan's giant neighbor, the National Security Bureau (NSB) said in a new report. The U.S. and China remain in a competitive relationship, despite the hope of both sides that positive interactions can be maintained, the NSB said in the report, scheduled to be presented to the Legislature's Foreign and National Defense Committee hearing Wednesday. The NSB said in the report, which was provided to reporters and lawmakers Tuesday and deals with the impact on Taiwan of recent overseas visits by Chinese and U.S. leaders, that Washington is not expected to step back on its stance regarding Taiwan, because of the competitive nature of U.S.-Sino ties. After establishing the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in 2000, the NSB noted, Beijing is expected to launch a forum with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States later this year. This will lead to the growing possibility of Taiwan's allies in Latin America and the Caribbean being drawn to Beijing, the NSB said. The Chinese leaders' stance of seeking to control Taiwan's presence in the global community could be an obstacle to Taiwan's participation in regional trade blocs, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the NSB added. (By Wang Ching-yi and Kay Liu)
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