Taiwanese human rights activists called on President Trump on Nov. 7 to ask for the release of Lee Ming-che, who was charged with political crimes in China. (Chiang Ying-Ying/AP)

Regarding the Nov. 10 news article "Taiwan worries about becoming 'a bargaining chip' ":

For nearly 40 years, the U.S. government has followed a one-China policy that recognizes Beijing's Communists as the country's sole legitimate government but also acknowledges Taiwan's autonomy. Taiwan has operated as a sovereign state since 1949. The perpetration of Taiwan's democratic system is a core value of Taiwan, and the United States has an enduring interest in cross-Strait peace and stability. President Trump should make clear that the United States will stand by its commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act and the Six Assurances, even as it maintains its long-standing policy. This includes a requirement that any resolution to the conflict between China and Taiwan have the consent of the island's 23 million people.  

Kent Wang, Potomac Falls

The writer is an advisory commissioner for the Overseas Community Affairs Council of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in the United States.