On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Taiwan had become a democratic success story and its support for transparency, human rights and the rule of law aligned with the values of the UN. Photo: AFP
On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Taiwan had become a democratic success story and its support for transparency, human rights and the rule of law aligned with the values of the UN. Photo: AFP

China-US tension: spat escalates after Blinken calls for UN support of Taiwan

  • Observers say secretary of state’s comments are a sign of the US upgrading its support for Taiwan while not yet signalling a major policy change
  • Blinken says letting Taipei take part in international bodies is consistent with US one-China policy, academic argues that policy is becoming an ‘empty shell’

Topic |   US-China relations
On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Taiwan had become a democratic success story and its support for transparency, human rights and the rule of law aligned with the values of the UN. Photo: AFP
On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Taiwan had become a democratic success story and its support for transparency, human rights and the rule of law aligned with the values of the UN. Photo: AFP
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