Sat, Jul 30, 2005 - Page 3 News List

US congressman urges improved security for Taiwan


US Representative Robert Andrews, a Democrat, submitted a congressional resolution on Thursday calling for enhanced security for Taiwan.

The resolution says that the US should abolish all restrictions on visits to Taiwan by high-level US military officials to help safeguard US security interests in the Asia-Pacific region. It says that Washington should sell the AEGIS system to Taipei to help Taiwan defend itself against potential Chinese missile attacks.

The resolution says that the deployment by China of hundreds of ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan threatens the security and stability in the Taiwan Strait.

The resolution urges US President George W. Bush to have officials raise these concerns with Chinese officials, and demand an immediate and unequivocal renunciation from Beijing of any threat to use force against Taiwan.

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