US defence secretary Jim Mattis meets Xu Qiliang, China’s vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, in Beijing last month. Photo: AFP

What would the US do if Beijing decided to take Taiwan by force?

Polls show only a minority of Americans would favour US soldiers fighting to defend Taiwan, but a decision by Washington not to intervene in a Taiwan Strait conflict would represent a dramatic shift in US strategy

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US defence secretary Jim Mattis meets Xu Qiliang, China’s vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission, in Beijing last month. Photo: AFP
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