US tries to backtrack on Taiwan by bundling its fact sheet with six Assurances

US tries to backtrack on Taiwan by bundling its fact sheet with six Assurances

Photo taken on February 28, 2022 shows the US Capitol building, seen through a barrier fence, in Washington, DC, the United States. PHOTO XINHUA actions that may be presented as good in themselves are often hurtful when done with the intention of gaining advantages. It is the case with the Joe Biden administration's playing of Ukraine against Russia. Although the gains sought by such means rarely materialize, virtuous peacocking while up to no good is a gambit that Washington never seems to tire of.

As part of the latest version of such a ruse, US State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters: We call on the PRC to behave responsibly and not manufacture pretenses to increase pressure on Taiwan, after the US updated the Taiwan fact sheet on its website on May 5.

We do that routinely with our relationships around the world, and that is something we do every time we update a fact sheet. The Biden administration is simply thimblerigging by bundling them with the Six Assurances and the Taiwan Relations Act.

The Six Assurances and the Taiwan Relations Act were the fruits of the great deal of anti-communist money that was glad-handed around Washington during the Cold War to form a lobby against the US recognition of the mainland. They set out the implementation of the United States policy with regard to Taiwan on the basis that its status is unettled.

It is a similar situation today. The anti-Beijing lobby in Washington has worked hand in hand with the secessionists in Taipei to sell a false narrative linking the Ukraine crisis with the Taiwan question with Beijing in the role of villain, as well as a malicious intention to play the Taiwan card. As part of the State Department's change to its fact sheet, the US government has been trying to backpedal on its political promises by hollowing out the one-China principle, according to a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman.

No matter what tricks the US plays, it can't change the historical truth that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, of which the government of the People's Republic of China is the only legitimate representative. This is a global consensus and an unchanging norm governing international relations, as such reunification is a historical inevitability.