Taiwan ‘to bolster’ military ties with United States

SinoDaily.com reports: “Taiwan will boost military exchanges with the United States to curb ‘authoritarian expansionism’, President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday after meeting with visiting US lawmakers.

The five-day US congressional visit comes after a top US defence official reportedly made a rare stopover to the self-ruled island while Washington-Beijing tensions flared over alleged Chinese spy balloons.

‘Taiwan and the United States continue to bolster military exchanges,’ Tsai said after convening with the US delegation at her office in Taipei.

‘Going forward, Taiwan will cooperate even more actively with the United States and other democratic partners to confront such global challenges as authoritarian expansionism and climate change.’

Tsai did not provide further details on what the future exchanges might entail…”

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