U.S. VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY SPEAKS AT FUDAN UNIVERSITY IN SHANGHAI.
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney speaks at Fudan University in Shanghai April 15, 2004. The United States does not support Taiwan independence, Cheney told Chinese college students in Shanghai on Thursday, re-stating a longstanding U.S. position. Cheney also reiterated America's opposition to unilateral moves by China or Taiwan to alter the status quo and defended Washington's obligation under the Taiwan Relations Act to provide Taiwan with defensive weapons. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV CC/TW