President Ma is trying to ignore normal review procedure and enforce to pass the trade agreement between Taiwan and China without any line-by-line review. This agreement will only benefit the China economy. Moreover, Taiwan will be invaded gradually:Taiwanese democracy will erode by Chinese dictatorship.
Response to Petition
The United States supports Taiwan's vibrant democracy, which allows for robust political dialogue on a range of issues. The future of the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement is an issue for the people on Taiwan to decide. We hope the discussion can be conducted peacefully and civilly.
As a policy matter, maintenance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait is in the political, security, and economic interest of the United States. We support peaceful resolution of cross-Strait differences in a manner acceptable to people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, and we are opposed to any effort to resolve cross-Strait differences through intimidation, coercion, or military force.