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Yun Sun quoted in The Straits Times on Trump’s Taiwan call

By Yun Sun
in Program

United States President-elect Donald Trump is “well aware” of what the US stance has been on Taiwan and is “not trying to make policy or make waves”, his adviser Kellyanne Conway said after he broke with decades of American foreign policy to speak with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

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Ms Yun Sun, a senior associate with the East Asia Programme at the Stimson Centre in Washington, told The Sunday Times over the phone that “I don’t think a single phone call indicates the US changing its policy”.

“The US has a relationship with Taiwan and improving that relationship does not mean the US supports Taiwanese independence,” she said.

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