Bipartisan Bill Seeks Bigger Role for Taiwan at Inter-American Development Bank-US News | The Epoch Times

Senators introduced a bipartisan measure on Wednesday seeking to secure admission for Taiwan at the Inter-American Development Bank as a non-borrowing member. The bill would require the State Department to provide Congress with a strategy to secure diplomatic support for Taiwan’s membership as a non-borrowing member of the Inter-American Development Bank. It would be a promotion from the self-ruled island’s current observer status. It comes amid multiple ongoing efforts in Washington to bolster Taiwan, as tensions escalate between the democratic-ruled island and communist China. The legislation “reaffirms the U.S.’ full support for Taipei’s broader international engagement” in the face of increasing aggression from the Chinese Communist Party, which “has for decades coerced the international community into denying Taiwan’s rightful participation in various multilateral fora,” the lawmakers said in a release. Lawmakers also said the legislation would build upon previous legislation passed by the Senate. That piece of legislation directs the State Department to …

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