We have seen that one of the biggest supporters of Taiwan out of everyone in the world has emerged to be the United States of America. The USA has come out in support of Taiwan since last few years amidst the pressure created by China on other countries to cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan. This is because China sees Taiwan’s diplomatic ties with other countries as a danger towards its stronghold on Taiwan. China has always claimed that Taiwan is a part of China and wants to implement “one country, two systems” rule in Taiwan.
Now, one of the main reasons that the US is supporting Taiwan might be because of the US-China trade war too. In this way, the US wants to pressurize China so that China backs down on its tariffs and the US wins its trade war against the dragons. However, we have seen that China is in no mood to back down as well. China has already announced that the US companies supplying arms to Taiwan will face sanctions. China even told that it will cut ties with companies that deliver arms to Taiwan as part of its deal with the US.
US official now says that “maintaining diplomatic partners is one way for Taiwan to ensure it is not isolated from the international community and ensure peace and stability in the region.” This statement from the US official came when reports about the Solomon Islands emerged where they are looking to shift diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China.
David Helvey said that “Taiwan being able to maintain diplomatic partners is an important part of its ability to contribute to the broader regional peace” while adding that “Diplomatic partners also ensure Taiwan is not isolated”. The US is clearly indicating that decreasing diplomatic ties with Taiwan could mean trouble for the island nation.