Taiwanese-made jet fighters and US-made F16s during an annual military exercise conducted by Taiwan. Former US officials fear cross-strait tensions could quickly become a flashpoint in US-China relations. Photo: AP

US-China tensions could ignite over Taiwan, American former officials warn

  • President Donald Trump has ‘no understanding’ of cross-strait sensitivities
  • US hardliners step up legislative and military support for self-ruled island
Topic |   US-China relations

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Taiwanese-made jet fighters and US-made F16s during an annual military exercise conducted by Taiwan. Former US officials fear cross-strait tensions could quickly become a flashpoint in US-China relations. Photo: AP
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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday that the US was likely to sell the island a new batch of advanced weaponry, including F-16 fighters. Photo: EPA

US playing a dangerous game by supporting Taiwan, China’s defence ministry says

  • Beijing will take all necessary measures to protect against those who promote independence for island it claims as its sovereign territory, spokesman says
  • Strong words come after US sends warships through Taiwan Strait, pledges more military support for Taipei
Topic |   US-China relations

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said on Wednesday that the US was likely to sell the island a new batch of advanced weaponry, including F-16 fighters. Photo: EPA
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