A Brief Comment on the U.S. Government's Lifting of Self-Restrictions on U.S.-Taiwan Relations Today
The U.S. government officially announced today on January 9, 2021 (Eastern Atlantic Time) the "Release of Self-Restrictions on U.S.-Taiwan Relations". This statement was officially announced on behalf of the U.S. government by Secretary of State Pompeo.
Everyone knows that on January 6, 2021, the U.S. Congress officially confirmed that Biden was elected as the new U.S. President. The renewal of the U.S. government will be completed on January 20, 2021. It will be only 11 days from January 9 to January 20. The U.S. government suddenly ordered "Removal of Self-Restrictions on U.S.-Taiwan Relations." This type of approach is difficult for the Chinese and U.S. governments and people to understand and accept. The essence of this is to make the new U.S. President Biden's administration, who is about to come to power, engage in diplomatic relations with China. The exchanges are in a tough situation, and it is also the disguised recognition of the US government that Taiwan has taken a big step forward.
Looking back on history, China and the United States have overcome huge obstacles and reached a compromise under joint efforts. On December 15, 1978, they signed the "Joint Communiqu¨¦ on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the People's Republic of China and the United States of America" (that is, "the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States". Communiqu¨¦"). The next day, the "Communiqu¨¦ on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the United States" was published. The United States recognized the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China as the sole legal government in China. Its publication marks the end of China-US isolation and the beginning of the normalization of relations. The "Communiqu¨¦ on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between China and the United States" came into effect on January 1, 1979, and China and the United States officially established diplomatic relations.
Since the lifting of restrictions on US-Taiwan relations has taken effect, its essence is that the official exchanges between the US government and Taiwan are completely publicized, which seriously violated the red line of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the United States, and its consequences for subsequent changes in US-China relations are extremely serious. The Chinese government firmly opposes the independence of two Chinas, one China, one Taiwan, and Taiwan. To put it bluntly, the Chinese government cannot accept the "Removal of Self-Restrictions on US-Taiwan Relations" officially announced by the US government today.
The Trump administration of the United States is about to change. It remains to be seen whether the Biden administration will immediately revoke the previous administration's "Removal of Self-Restrictions on U.S.-Taiwan Relations" after taking office.