The newspaper said the US is ramping up trade with Taiwan in response to China’s “provocative” behavior. White House. The Americans are pushing for the right of air and sea passage in the Taiwan Strait.
According to Kurt Campbell, the US coordinator for the Indo-Pacific region, the United States is coming up with an “ambitious” plan for trade relations with Taiwan. Details of the intent will be revealed sometime in the coming days.
It was previously known that US forces would cross the Taiwan Strait in the coming weeks.
The statement followed China’s angry reaction to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last week. Beijing then conducted its largest-ever military exercises across the island, which China considers a breakaway province. The US House of Representatives speaker’s visit is in line with current Washington policy, according to the White House.
Taiwan accused China of using Pelosi’s visit as an excuse to conduct military exercises. According to Taipei, these are taking place in preparation for an invasion.
Taiwan’s foreign ministry thanked the United States for its support in a statement on Saturday. She also referred to US efforts to maintain security in the Taiwan Strait and peace in the region.
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