From: Senator Dianne Feinstein [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2018 5:44 PM
Subject: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein responding to your message
Thank you so much for writing to share with me your concerns regarding U.S. policy towards the People's Republic of China and Taiwan. I appreciate hearing from you and welcome this opportunity to share with you my views on this important issue.
I believe that the United States must maintain a policy of engagement with China. It is my view that in order to positively influence China in the areas of human rights, political freedom, and security issues, the United States must not call into question our standing policy of engagement with China every time a controversial issue or disagreement arises.
I also support the "One China" policy that we have upheld since the signing of the Shanghai Communique in 1972. This policy is based, in part, on the understanding that China will seek to resolve its differences with Taiwan through peaceful means. The "One China" policy has worked well: the United States and China have been able to conduct normal relations befitting two great powers, the U.S. and Taiwan have developed extensive economic and cultural ties, and Taiwan has prospered and become a model for fledgling democracies.
I fully support the development of a democratic Taiwan and the absolute necessity of a peaceful resolution of its differences with China. Please know that I will continue to closely monitor the situation between Taiwan and China and should legislation regarding this issue come before the Senate, I will be sure to keep your views in mind.
Again, thank you for writing. If you have any more comments, feel free to visit my website at http://feinstein.senate.gov, or contact my office in Washington, D.C. at (202) 224‑3841.
United States Senator
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