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Taiwan AFF—Chicago Debates High School Core Files 2019-2020 Plan Plan: The United States federal government should end its arms sales to Taiwan.
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Taiwan AFF—Chicago Debates High School Core Files 2019-2020 Contention 1: Taiwan Crisis Tensions between the US, Taiwan, and China are on the brink. Maizland 19 [Lindsay Maizland, writes about Asia for CFR.org. Before joining CFR, she covered breaking news for TEGNA’s central digital team and reported on world news for Vox. She holds a BA in international relations and journalism from American University. 4-3-2019, "U.S. Military Support for Taiwan: What’s Changed Under Trump?," Council on Foreign Relations, MYY]
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Taiwan AFF—Chicago Debates High School Core Files 2019-2020 The clouds over Taiwan have grown darker in recent months . In January, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Taiwan must be unified with the mainland and urged Taipei to embrace the 1992 Consensus. It states that there is only “one China” and Taiwan belongs to it but allows different interpretations of which is the governing entity. China “will not rule out the use of force” against foreign intervention, Xi said. Tsai reiterated that her government will never accept the “one country, two systems” model and defended the democratic island’s sovereignty. The worrisome China-Taiwan tensions come as the U.S.-China relations hip has deteriorate d, with the two rivals engaged in major disputes over trade and technology and jostling for power in the western Pacific. During this week’s North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) meetings in Washington, threats from China reportedly featured more prominently than ever before. Experts say all of these factors are increasing the risk of a cross-strait crisis . “The status quo is admittedly imperfect,” wrote CFR President Richard N. Haass, “but it is far less imperfect than what would follow unilateral actions and attempts to resolve a situation that doesn’t lend itself to a neat solution.” Trump is about to cross a redline with China by selling F-16 jets. China has warned the US not to do this. Seligman 19 [Lara Seligman, a staff writer at Foreign Policy, 7/3/2019, "Trump’s Fighter Jet Sale to Taiwan Advances Despite China’s Protests," Foreign Policy, - chinas-protests-f-16-lockheed-martin/ MYY] Taiwan formally submitted a request for 66 “Block 70 F-16 jets , the newest version of Lockheed Martin’s legacy fighter, earlier this year, but the deal took longer than expected to hammer out due to negotiations over price and configuration of the aircraft, two officials told Foreign Policy. The goal is to move the sale to the next step by the August congressional recess, according to one administration official. However , it is not yet a done deal . The request must be converted into a formal proposal by the Defense and State Departments, and then formally notified to Congress. Lawmakers would then have 30 days to block the sale. Taiwan already has roughly 140 older “Block 20” F-16 jets that are
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