Bipartisan and Bicameral Taiwan Support Effort Joined by Scott

Bipartisan and Bicameral Taiwan Support Effort Joined by Scott

Mateo Guillamont
Mateo Guillamont
May 5, 2024

Several Democrat and Republican US Senators and Representatives have coalesced to bolster US-Taiwan defense cooperation and defend against Chinese Communist Party (CCP) aggression. 

U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Representatives Michelle Steel (R-CA) and Steven Horsford (D-NV) filed the Transpacific Allies Investing in Weapons to Advance National (TAIWAN) Security Act.

The TAIWAN Security Act aims to solidify US-Taiwan military cooperation and promote supply chain security by requiring the former to increase military industrial base cooperation.

US Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) joined the bill as an original cosponsor. 

Senator Scott, a longtime critic of the CCP, emphasized the need for passing the TAIWAN Security Act. 

“It is no secret that Communist China’s evil dictator, Xi Jinping, is planning to invade Taiwan and continue his attacks against democracy in a quest for world domination,” said Senator Scott.“The United States cannot sit back and let this happen, and that starts with supporting our peaceful and democratic ally Taiwan and its military.

Taiwan, officially known as the ‘Republic of China’, is a free and democratic state that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) characterizes as belonging to the People’s Republic of China. 

The United States informally recognizes Taiwan’s independence but has not officially recognized Taiwan as a sovereign state in fear of destabilizing relations with the CCP.

Consequently, the US does not have formal embassies in Taiwan, but rather executes its diplomatic efforts with the country through the American Institute in Taiwan. 

The CCP has openly and directly denied Taiwan’s right to exist, and tensions between the two states recently augmented after Taiwan elected a prolific anti-CCP candidate for president. 

 Despite Chinese pressure, Taiwan elected Lai Ching-te, the candidate least supported by the CCP

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Mateo Guillamont

Mateo Guillamont

Mateo is a Miami-based political reporter covering national and local politics

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