Should an American naval ship visit Taiwan, or vice versa, Beijing would take it as a revision of the agreement reached when China and the US decided to establish diplomatic ties in 1979. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Taiwan should be wary of the poisoned chalice of military exchanges with the US

Zhou Bo says China can be expected to react strongly if military exchanges are approved in a US defence budget now being considered, undercutting Sino-US cooperation in other matters and putting Taiwan at risk of Beijing’s retaliation

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Should an American naval ship visit Taiwan, or vice versa, Beijing would take it as a revision of the agreement reached when China and the US decided to establish diplomatic ties in 1979. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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