Us congressmans proposal to abolish the guidelines for Taiwan exchanges: Taiwan media: want to use Taiwan as a pawn

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 Us congressmans proposal to abolish the guidelines for Taiwan exchanges: Taiwan media: want to use Taiwan as a pawn


The guidelines for exchanges with Taiwan is a restriction on us Taiwan interaction formulated by the State Council during the Obama administration in 2015. The reason is that Shen lvxun, then representative of Taipei to the United States, held a flag raising ceremony on New Years day in the US office, which aroused strong dissatisfaction in the United States. After the incident, the US State Department issued an administrative memorandum, which not only prohibited the staff of the Taipei Representative Office in the United States from entering the building of the United States Department of state, but also prohibited the display of the national flag of the Republic of China in the US government agencies. Neither the State Department nor the Department of defense of the United States can post any symbol of Republic of China flag or sovereignty on the community website Is shown. According to Taiwans Pro Green freedom times on the 26th, Tiffanys proposal is to call for the termination of many restrictions on the norms for exchanges with Taiwan..

In recent years, the norms of communication with Taiwan has been gradually relaxed. According to the China times, Gao Shuotai, Taipeis representative to the United States, stepped into the U.S. State Department before leaving office and took a photo with officials. Officials of our representative office in the United States are prohibited from entering the State Council building. The rule has been lifted, the China Times reported. In addition, the U.S. Pacific Air Force Command invited 18 countries and regions, including Taiwan, to hold a video conference at the end of April, the flag of the Republic of China and other members of the meeting. In May, 27 members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, including U.S. representative Nathan Shaw and House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote a letter to Secretary of state pompeio, claiming that the relationship between the United States and Taiwan is of unprecedented importance, but as far as we know, unnecessary restrictions adopted by the previous government continue to hinder our relations..

Xiao Meiqin, Taipeis new representative to the United States, took four cats to Washington to take up her new duties, the free e-mail said on the 26th that the lifting of the ban on Taiwan exchanges will become one of the key projects.. According to the China times, Xiao Meiqin went to the United States to take office, and her target task is to sign the Taiwan US FTA (free trade agreement).

Jie Wenji, a former Taipei Representative to New Zealand, said that because of the election turmoil in the United States, Xiao Meiqin had just arrived in the United States, its good to be able to keep up the achievements, but its unrealistic to expect a breakthrough.. Huang jiezheng, a scholar at Tamkang University, estimated that no matter who was elected president of the United States at the end of the year, he would probably review his policy towards Taiwan and the mainland. According to the China times, Taiwan has already expressed its willingness to sign the Taiwan US FTA for many times, but most people know that the possibility is not high, because the United States does not want to anger the mainland. Now, hope is rekindled. In a sense, the United States wants to use Taiwan as a pawn to stimulate the mainland.. For Taiwan, the more important thing to assess is: if the Taiwan US FTA is obtained, the cross-strait relations will deteriorate. Will the overall interests of Taiwan be positive or negative? In terms of economic and trade interests, the United States accounts for more than 10% of Taiwans export market, while the mainland accounts for 40%. Whether this transaction will damage economic and trade interests, we should first think about it.

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The US approved US arms sales to Taiwan of about 620 million US dollars, and a large number of senior officers of the Taiwan army did not know about it

The recent US arms sales to Taiwan have suddenly become a scandal on the island.

On July 9, local time, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said that the U.S. State Department approved the sale of Taiwans equipment and technology related to the Patriot type III missile recertification, with an amount of about US $620 million (about NT $18.2 billion). Taiwans defense and foreign affairs departments immediately announced their thanks. However, Taiwans Lianhe daily revealed on the 20th that the arms purchase case against the United States, including the head of the Taiwan Defense Department, Air Force Commander and the involved high-level joint participation, had no knowledge of the arms purchase case before the United States released news on the same day, and the Taiwan military high-level officials still knew through the media reports of the same day.

According to the United Daily, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced the sale of Taiwans patriot III missile re certified equipment and technology in the name of the arms purchase case. However, the so-called arms purchase case did not go through the Taiwan authorities internal review mechanism of arms purchase procedures, including Xiong Houji, commander of Taiwans air force, Yan Defa, head of Taiwans Defense Department, and so on Departments including the strategic planning department and logistics deputy directors office of Taiwans Defense Department have not been known. It was only after the media reported that day that the Taiwan military high-level officials knew that there was an arms purchase case.

According to the report, after an emergency investigation by the Taiwan Defense Department, it was found that Taiwans air force air defense missile command regarded the military purchase case as operation maintenance fee and delivered it to the United States through the intelligence staff office of the Taiwan Defense Department responsible for sending the case to the United States. However, the intelligence staff office unexpectedly started the lor (request for price) procedure, which was not verified by the internal military purchase procedure The case became a runaway Wulong military purchase case. In this regard, the Taiwan army is investigating in the direction of institutional oversight, and no evidence or evidence of corruption has been found.

According to the report, if the subsequent arms purchase cases of the Taiwan army are to maintain or supplement the subsequent equipment, the relevant budget can be prepared through the operation maintenance fee mechanism, and the budget can be directly purchased after the budget is approved by the Taiwan Defense Department and then deliberated by the Taiwan Legislative Yuan. However, in the case of an independent arms purchase case, according to the current provisions, it must go through the establishment procedures of the Taiwan military, be examined and approved by the commander of the services, the strategic planning department and the logistics sub chief office of the Taiwan Defense Department, and even be approved by the chief of staff and the head of the Defense Department of the Taiwan military, and then reported to the security meeting and layer Feng of the Taiwan authorities for information The US side will start the procedure, announce and inform the Congress after approval.

According to Lianhe daily, after investigation, the blue and green legislators learned that the arms purchase case does not exist in any existing budget. Whether it is an arms purchase case with the nature of military investment or the operation maintenance fee of logistics, it has not been explained to the Legislative Yuan in advance or has been deliberated and approved.

According to the report, after consulting the budget of Taiwans defense department in 2020, it is found that Taiwans air force is indeed in the logistics and financing business budget, which lists various types of missile maintenance, such as handling the maintenance of Patriot system auxiliary equipment, re verification of patriot II missile and replacement of service life parts and maintenance of Patriot III missile launcher and representatives of missile field technical agreement The budget of maintenance cost of military equipment and facilities required is more than NT $1.8 billion, which belongs to the operation maintenance cost of non military investment nature. According to the report, however, the relevant budget will suddenly skyrocket to nearly NT $20 billion next year (2021), and it will turn into an arms purchase case officially released by the United States, which may force the Taiwan authorities, whether defense departments or Taiwans Legislative Yuan, to swallow up and approve implementation.

As for the Oolong arms purchase case, Ma Wenjun, a member of the National Party, legislator, said that the case was quite unreasonable. Although Taiwans defense and security depended on the United States a lot, the arms purchase must be reasonable, fair and open. Recently, after the Fengzhan case of the F-16 fighter plane and the purchase of submarine torpedoes in the US sides price hike, the Taiwan authorities were forced to purchase them, should we be forced to swallow the Ai San She said that it has never been heard that such a high budget is needed for the life extension of the patriot-3 missile, and that the interception effect of the patriot-3 missile has been proved to be poor. Ma Wenjun called on the Taiwan authorities to deal with the case with wisdom. If the case is sent to Taiwans Legislative Yuan next year, the government and the opposition should cooperate to freeze it and not swallow it up.

The United Daily News reported that the nature of the operation maintenance fee is totally different from the arms purchase case with the nature of military investment. The former does not need to establish a case procedure. The former can be directly included in the budget on the basis of equipment follow-up demand items. However, it must be reviewed by the Taiwan Defense Department and deliberated by the Legislative Yuan. After considering the resource allocation of the various services, the Taiwan Defense Department should be aware that If the foreign affairs and Defense Commission of the Legislative Yuan considers that the budget is too high or impractical, it may freeze or delete it after deliberation.

According to the report, the arms purchase case refers to the arms sales already agreed by Taiwan and the United States. Taiwan establishes a new military investment project through strict case building procedures. After being approved by the Taiwan Defense Department and informed of the security meeting and layer peak of the Taiwan authorities, the procedure of lorforpma (request for price) or lorforloa (letter of intent for supply) will be launched against the United States. The arms purchase case announced by the United States a few days ago obviously belongs to lorforloa (letter of intent for supply), which belongs to the type that the Taiwan authorities have negotiated with the US government in advance and submitted the EOI directly to the US government. When the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced a few days ago, it also stated that the case was an arms purchase case. However, it has been found that the Taiwan Defense Department did not know in advance how the military purchase case and operation maintenance fee were transformed into military purchase case and slipped out of the door. It was not until the approval of the United States that the Taiwan Defense Department should explain clearly.

The United Daily also said that the operation maintenance fee must be subject to the restrictions of the Taiwan Defense Department and the Legislative Yuan. In particular, the Patriot type III missile life extension budget is as high as NT $18.2 billion, which is easy to be constrained in the process of competing for budget resource allocation among the various services. Even if the Defense Department breaks through Taiwan and sends it to the Legislative Yuan for deliberation, it is easy to be cut and frozen. However, if it becomes the arms purchase case announced by the United States and notified to Congress, due to the fact that the United States has officially approved the export, the Taiwan authorities will have to make a budget according to the case for implementation, and it is also difficult for the Legislative Yuan to make a decision.

In addition, according to the United Daily, the Patriot II missile performance improvement and procurement of patriot-3 which was previously known as the disease front project will be closed next year (2021). This arms purchase case with a total price of nearly NT $180 billion will have a considerable balance, which must be returned to the Taiwan authorities according to regulations, but transmitted to the U.S. military Shang Zengyu said that Taiwans purchase of additional patriot-3 missiles was refused by Taiwan, and then the trespass case broke out. Is there anyone in Taiwans military who has been working with manufacturers inside and outside to try to use the balance through the military purchase case which was forced by the overlord? Taiwans defense department must explain the internal control mechanism to clarify and put an end to external doubts.

(function(){( window.slotbydup=window .slotbydup||[]).push({id:u5811557,container:ssp_ 5811557, async:true }Source: Li Xi, editor in charge of Global Times_ NN2587