Lawmakers Call For Stronger Ties With Taiwan Against China

Law360 (July 30, 2020, 7:37 PM EDT) -- Republicans in both chambers of Congress are pushing for stronger ties with Taiwan as U.S.-China relations continued to fray Wednesday following months of diplomatic and trade tensions.

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Co., sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer calling to start bilateral trade negotiations with Taipei while Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., introduced the Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. While Gardner's letter did not mention China, Yoho's proposed legislation stated clear motivations for the bill.

"The Government of the People's Republic of China has intensified its efforts to pressure Taiwan through diplomatic isolation and military...

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