Taiwan officials have downplayed remarks by President Tsai Ing-wen (centre) confirming the presence of US military personnel on the island. Photo: AP
Taiwan officials have downplayed remarks by President Tsai Ing-wen (centre) confirming the presence of US military personnel on the island. Photo: AP

Beijing pushes back at US troops on Taiwan but no sudden move expected

  • Tsai Ing-wen’s revelation is unlikely to lead to any drastic move, but military preparations against the island may intensify
  • Taiwanese officials move quickly to downplay her remarks, which analysts describe as a ‘serious provocation’

Topic |   US-China relations
Taiwan officials have downplayed remarks by President Tsai Ing-wen (centre) confirming the presence of US military personnel on the island. Photo: AP
Taiwan officials have downplayed remarks by President Tsai Ing-wen (centre) confirming the presence of US military personnel on the island. Photo: AP
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