AIT Chairman: Senate bill proposing naval visits far from passing
Jul 12, 2017CultureComments Off on AIT Chairman: Senate bill proposing naval visits far from passing
Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan James Moriarty says that a US Senate bill proposing regular US naval visits to Taiwan is still far from being passed.
Moriarty said the proposed visits would be difficult to arrange in practice and could be dangerous.
Moriarty was responding to questions from Taiwanese reporters during an event held Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
The proposal is raised in the Senate's 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which was recently passed by the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Asked about what advice he would give the Trump administration on the idea of naval ports of call, Moriarty said he has no advice. He said his job to work with the Trump administration to ensure US policy is beneficial to both the US and Taiwan.