Mark Esper, US secretary of defence from 2019 to 2020,  has described Beijing as an “opponent”. Photo: Reuters
Mark Esper, US secretary of defence from 2019 to 2020, has described Beijing as an “opponent”. Photo: Reuters
Taiwan

Taiwan welcomes ‘loyal friend’ ex-US defence chief Mark Esper on four-day visit

  • Trump defence chief Mark Esper’s long-time support for Taiwan has included calling on the US to review its one-China policy
  • He heads three-member think tank team seeking to learn about security risks to Taiwan and due to meet President Tsai Ing-wen on Tuesday

Mark Esper, US secretary of defence from 2019 to 2020,  has described Beijing as an “opponent”. Photo: Reuters
Mark Esper, US secretary of defence from 2019 to 2020, has described Beijing as an “opponent”. Photo: Reuters
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