Royce Calls on President Trump to Reaffirm Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances
Washington, D.C. – Ahead of President Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) – along with 150 of his colleagues – sent a letter to President Trump that emphasizes the mutual interests between the U.S. and Taiwan and urges the president to reaffirm the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances as the cornerstone of U.S.-Taiwan bilateral relations.
Text of the letter is below, and a signed copy is available here.
Dear Mr. President:
We write to emphasize the mutual interests of the United States and our vital strategic partner Taiwan before your upcoming meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.As co-chairs and members of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, and other good friends of Taiwan in Congress, we seek to ensure that the United States continues to adhere to the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and the Six Assurances – cornerstones of U.S.-Taiwan policy. We also urge your administration to uphold the commitment of every president since the TRA’s passage in 1979 to continue to provide defensive weapons to Taiwan predicated on Taiwan’s demonstrated military needs, and without any prior consultation with Beijing.
Taiwan is a vibrant democracy and our tenth largest trading partner. Consistent U.S. policy toward Taiwan is key to sustaining peace, security, and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. We trust that any future discussions will be rooted firmly in the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances. We wish you success in your impending meeting with President Xi Jinping.