Prior to the passage of Anti-Secession Law in China, the Bush administration’s position on that law was, interestingly, somewhat ambiguous and quite weak. Apparently, since then the U.S. policy toward China and Taiwan no longer remains on a balanced basis. On the other hand, Washington has requested Beijing to change many policies since the summer 2005, not only demanding China to take more responsibility in co-managing global affairs but also promoting the reform of China’s economic and domestic policies. While China does not think it should co-manage global affairs with the United States and other great powers, Beijing does not conceal its interest in co-managing Taiwan Strait affairs with Washington. During his trip to Asia, President George W. Bush simply wanted to assure that the largest say and dominant voice on the issue of Taiwan Strait remain with the United States, whereas China is reluctant to accept the U.S. dominant position. Given the fact that the U.S.-China-Taiwan
relations have evolved since the turn of the century and that the U.S.
policy toward China and Taiwan is no longer on a balanced basis, it
would be prudent for Taiwan in this new era to develop a majority
consensus in response to the post-Anti-Secession Law era.