TAIPEI (The China Post) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA, 外交部) thanked U.S. lawmakers on Monday for proposing the Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act which aims to safeguard Taiwan from a Chinese invasion.
MOFA spokesperson Joanne Ou (歐江安), thanked members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives for their actions to defend Taiwan.
Ou reiterated that the U.S. lawmakers’ decision to propose this act shows their intent to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.
Ou added that the recent decisions the U.S. has taken to strengthen the friendship of the two countries demonstrate Washington’s desire to maintain close contact with its democratic friend and promote regional peace, stability and prosperity.
Chairman of the subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and U.S. House of Representative member Ted Yoho (游賀, R-FL) discussed the importance of protecting Taiwan in an interview on Fox Business Network on Friday.
Speaking to host Lou Dobbs, Yoho said that the Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act shows the U.S.’s position clearly.
The bill states that if China invades Taiwan, the U.S. president will be authorized to use military force to defend Taiwan. This act also has a sunset provision of five years but can be extended if further legislation is passed to extend its mandate.