LT: When US officials talk about rebalancing in Asia, they barely mentioned Taiwan in their speeches. Has Taiwan been left out?
Campbell: Taiwan has been mentioned and we continue to highlight a strong unofficial relationship.
I would simply say that if you look back over the last couple of years, there have been strong reassurances like the specific six reassurances. There have also been numbers of speeches.
I think much of that should be seen as reassurances, strong support for dialogue between China and Taiwan and strong support for unofficial relations between Washington and Taipei. And we’ve taken the steps not just on the political security side, but also on the economic side, the people-to-people side.