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The rational approach to ties is dual recognition

By Gerrit Van der wees

At the same time, the West needs to break out of the stranglehold of the outmoded “one China” policy. It needs to move toward a concept that affirms Taiwan’s right to make a free and democratic decision on its future, and its right to be a full and equal member of the international community in accordance with the basic principle of self-determination as enshrined in the UN Charter.

Gerrit van der Wees is the editor of Taiwan Communique, a publication based in Washington.

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