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White House Lobbies Democrats Against Deepening Taiwan Ties

  • Proposed bill would designate Taiwan as a major non-NATO ally
  • Move risks further inflaming tensions with China over Taiwan
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White House Lobbies Democrats to Slow Taiwan LegislationSource: Bloomberg
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The Biden administration is lobbying Democratic senators to put the brakes on a bill that would alter US policy toward Taiwan, including by designating it as a major non-NATO ally, according to people familiar with the matter.

The legislation also would provide Taiwan with $4.5 billion in security aid and support its participation in international organizations. It is sponsored by Foreign Relations Chair Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, and Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, both harsh critics of China, which considers the self-governing island of Taiwan as part of its territory.