Marco Rubio Offers Proposal to Help Protect Taiwan From China

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought out the “Taiwan Peace Through Strength Act.”

Rubio, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, offered some of the details of the proposal.

“The bill would increase the level of critical technologies provided to Taiwan by fast-tracking the transfer of capabilities and increasing joint training and planning. The bill would also increase coordination between the U.S. and Taiwanese militaries to ensure Taiwan is equipped to defend against an attack and invasion by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA),” Rubio’s office noted.

The bill would also ban American defense contractors from working with China and send $2 billion annually in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) to Taiwan.

“Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is not the first time an authoritarian regime invaded its neighbor and, unfortunately, it won’t be the last,” Rubio said. “An invasion of Taiwan could happen within this decade. Taiwan needs our support, and my bill will make Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party think twice before launching a foolish invasion. We must do all we can to deter an attack on Taiwan, or we risk losing the Indo-Pacific region to the Chinese Communist Party.”

The bill was sent to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. So far, there is no companion measure over in the U.S. House.

Kevin Derby
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