US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd and US Coast Guard cutter Munro conduct Taiwan Strait transits. Photo: Handout via Reuters
US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd and US Coast Guard cutter Munro conduct Taiwan Strait transits. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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The US has practised ‘strategic ambiguity’ on Taiwan for decades. Is that set to change?

  • Joe Biden’s confusing remarks on defending Taiwan militarily provoked a sharp rebuke from Beijing and a quick clarification from the White House
  • Analyst sees subtle shift to ‘strategic clarification’ policy, where US officials send out contradictory signals as part of using Taiwan to counter Beijing

US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd and US Coast Guard cutter Munro conduct Taiwan Strait transits. Photo: Handout via Reuters
US Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd and US Coast Guard cutter Munro conduct Taiwan Strait transits. Photo: Handout via Reuters
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