The ANSWER Coalition urges its supports to attend the following events hosted by Pivot to Peace:
Sunday, February 27 at 1:00 PM ET
Lafayette Square (in front of the White House)
San Francisco, Calif.
Sunday, February 27 at 1:00 PM PT
San Francisco Public Library (100 Larkin Street)
Join us for demonstrations in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco on the 50th anniversary of the Shanghai Communique demanding peace, not war with China.
In February 1972, the US and China issued the Shanghai Communique at the end of Nixon’s path-breaking visit to the People’s Republic of China. As we mark the 50th anniversary of this historic breakthrough in the relationship between our countries it is a time to recall and reaffirm the guiding principles which were established in the bilateral statement agreed to by both sides.
The binding obligation of both the US and China is to “…conduct their relations on the principles of respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states, non-aggression against other states, non-interference in the internal affairs of other states, equality and mutual benefit, and peaceful coexistence.”
Additionally, the US government declared that it “…acknowledges that all Chinese on either side of the Taiwan Strait maintain there is but one China and that Taiwan is a part of China. The United States Government does not challenge that position. It reaffirms its interest in a peaceful settlement of the Taiwan question by the Chinese themselves.”
In recent years, the US government has moved rapidly to adopt an increasingly antagonistic posture towards China. As Americans who urge peace and cooperation than to promote war with China, we urge US politicians to respect and affirm the joint Shanghai Communique, withdraw US troops from Taiwan, cease provocations in the Taiwan Strait, and allow the question of Taiwan to be resolved by the Chinese people on both sides of the Strait themselves, without outside interference and manipulation.
U.S. Targets China, 50 Years After Nixon’s Visit & Shanghai Communiqué
In this edition of The Real Story Brian Becker and Dr. Ken Hammond discuss U.S. aggression against China, which often uses Taiwan as a pretext. But next week is the 50th anniversary of the Shanghai Communiqué – a document the U.S. and China jointly signed, after Nixon visited the country, which recognized that Taiwan is in fact part of China. Brian is joined by Dr. Ken Hammond, professor of East Asian and Global History at New Mexico State University, founding director of the Confucius Institute at New Mexico State University, and activist with Pivot to Peace. Watch the video edition of “The Real Story” on BreakThrough News!