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During the Iowa caucus you said the US should push for a "one China, two systems" for Taiwan. While Beijing promised Hong Kong 50 years of democracy under "one country, two systems," it has already reneged on that pledge.
He was particularly concerned by Mr. Kerry's statement during the Democratic primary race that Taiwan might have to accept a one-country/two-system policy similar to that applied to Hong Kong.
The Taiwan policy of a Kerry administration would not differ from the current U.S. administration's policy, U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden, a possible candidate for U.S. secretary of state should Democratic candidate John Kerry be elected president of the United States, said on Wednesday in Boston.
If Taiwan were threatened, a Kerry administration would protect it, Biden said in response to a question from a United Daily News reporter, adding, however, that a Kerry administration would also resist any efforts by Taiwan to declare independence.
Some analysts say Kerry would be more like the last Democratic president, Bill Clinton, and adopt a less friendly, more cautious approach to Taiwan. They point to the party platform adopted at last month's convention.