Taiwan: U.S. House seeks closer Taiwan ties
Specifically, the House of Representatives passed legislation to enhance cooperation in missile defense, anti-submarine warfare and command-and-control, the Taipei Times reported Saturday.
A parallel measure has been introduced in the Senate.
Both measures would lift the cap on the travel to Taiwan for the most senior U.S. military officers and civilian personnel, and boost "educational exchanges" between the top officials of the two nations.
The Pentagon reportedly supports the measures; while the State Department opposes the measures.
In Beijing, however, Chinese officials warned the United States against supporting Taiwanese aspirations for freedom.
China's foreign ministry said Friday the United States should
realize the vital threat to cross-Straits peace and stability that may be brought
about by "Taiwan independence" activities, the government's Xinhua
news agency reported.
Source: The Washington Times