A Pentagon official urged Taiwan to increase its military budget in the face of possible attacks by mainland China. Pictured is an F-35 A Joint Strike Fighter. Photo: Lockheed Martin via Xinhua/Sipa USA

Pentagon official urges Taiwan to boost defence spending in face of possible attack by mainland

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A Pentagon official urged Taiwan to increase its military budget in the face of possible attacks by mainland China. Pictured is an F-35 A Joint Strike Fighter. Photo: Lockheed Martin via Xinhua/Sipa USA
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Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu

Zhenhua Lu joined the Post in 2017 as US correspondent covering US-China relations on diplomacy, security and trade. After six years' working overseas in Brussels and Washington DC, he is now based in Hong Kong and writes about China foreign policy. He has master's in international journalism.