The USS Benfold sailing through the Taiwan Strait in July. The warship was forward-deployed to the US 7th Fleet’s area of operations to support Taiwan’s military defence capability. Photo: U.S. Navy
The USS Benfold sailing through the Taiwan Strait in July. The warship was forward-deployed to the US 7th Fleet’s area of operations to support Taiwan’s military defence capability. Photo: U.S. Navy

China has no time frame for Taiwan reunification, even if US says so: envoy

  • Washington-based diplomat’s take follows remarks by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying Beijing keen to hasten plan to seize self-ruled island
  • ‘We don’t want to use force, but … we should have the capability to deter and prevent the worst-case scenario’ of Taiwan independence, says Jing Quan

The USS Benfold sailing through the Taiwan Strait in July. The warship was forward-deployed to the US 7th Fleet’s area of operations to support Taiwan’s military defence capability. Photo: U.S. Navy
The USS Benfold sailing through the Taiwan Strait in July. The warship was forward-deployed to the US 7th Fleet’s area of operations to support Taiwan’s military defence capability. Photo: U.S. Navy
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