Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s confirmation that US military personnel were on the island ended 40 years a tacit understanding between Beijing and Washington, analysts said. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s confirmation that US military personnel were on the island ended 40 years a tacit understanding between Beijing and Washington, analysts said. Photo: EPA-EFE

US military presence in Taiwan an ‘open secret’ for decades

  • Last week’s revelation by Tsai Ing-wen broke 40 years of a ‘tacit mutual understanding’ between Beijing and Washington
  • US military personnel have been deployed to the island as ‘advisers’ since diplomatic ties with Taipei ended in 1979, analysts said

Topic |   US-China relations
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s confirmation that US military personnel were on the island ended 40 years a tacit understanding between Beijing and Washington, analysts said. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s confirmation that US military personnel were on the island ended 40 years a tacit understanding between Beijing and Washington, analysts said. Photo: EPA-EFE
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