TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United States Senator Ted Cruz has introduced the Taiwan Symbols of Sovereignty (Taiwan SOS) Act, which would allow diplomats and service members from Taiwan to display the national flag and wear their uniforms during official visits to the U.S.
The bill, if approved, would also grant the U.S. Department of State and the Department of Defense permission to post content related to Taiwan's sovereignty on social media.
Co-sponsors of the act include Republican senators Todd Young, Tom Cotton, Josh Hawley, Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Ben Sasse, Marsha Blackburn, and John Cornyn.
Senator Cotton added the Taiwan SOS Act would help "deepen economic and security cooperation" between the U.S. and Taiwan, reported CNA.
According to New Talk, introduction of the Taiwan SOS Act is a reversal of former U.S. President Barack Obama's 2015 Guidelines on the Relationship with Taiwan, which prohibited the display of Taiwan's national flag, at the request of the Chinese government.