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PacNet #4 – Taiwan-U.S. Crisis – Congress to the Rescue?

Taipei’s insistence on pursuing a referendum amid initiatives on broad constitutional and other changes affecting Taiwan’s relationship with mainland China not only has soured cross-Strait relations. Its effect on U.S. policy toward Taiwan has been profound, arguably resulting in the most serious crisis in mutual trust in U.S.-Taiwan relations since gangsters secretly supported by Taiwan officials gunned down prominent dissident Henry Liu in California 20 years ago.