Former US defence secretary Mark Esper meets Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Former US defence secretary Mark Esper meets Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Former US defence chief says one-China policy has ‘outlived its usefulness’

  • Mark Esper tells Taiwanese president it’s time to move away from ‘strategic ambiguity’
  • ‘Bold decisions’ by Taipei, such as longer military service and more defence spending, would show island is committed to standing up to Beijing, he says

Former US defence secretary Mark Esper meets Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Former US defence secretary Mark Esper meets Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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