The American Constitution Society, founded in 2001 to be a liberal counterweight to the conservative Federalist Society, is rising to power.
Mr. Ma said Sunday that he wanted to negotiate confidence-building military procedures with China to reduce the risk of an accidental war and eventually a peace agreement ending hostilities across the Taiwan Strait.
But he also needs to allay the suspicions of American conservatives who value Taiwan as a strategic counterweight to China and who remain distrustful of Mr. Ma’s Nationalist Party because of its reluctance for years to approve the purchase of submarines and other military hardware first offered by President Bush in 2001.
allay Hide phonetics
verb [T] FORMAL
to make someone feel less worried or frightened:
The government is desperately trying to allay public fears/concern about the spread of the disease.
a weight that is as heavy as something else, so that the two objects can balance
━━ vt. 釣合わす; 相殺する.