Taiwan will enhance army exchanges with the US to curb “authoritarian expansionism”, President Tsai Ing-wen mentioned Tuesday after assembly with visiting US lawmakers.
The five-day US Congressional go to comes after a high US protection official reportedly made a uncommon and extremely secretive stopover to the self-ruled island as Washington-Beijing tensions flared over alleged Chinese spy balloons.
“Taiwan and the US proceed to bolster army exchanges,” Tsai mentioned after convening with the US delegation at her workplace in Taipei.
“Going ahead, Taiwan will cooperate much more actively with the United States and different democratic companions to confront such international challenges as authoritarian expansionism and climate change.”
Tsai didn’t present additional particulars on what the longer term exchanges would possibly entail.
Washington diplomatically recognises Beijing over Taipei, however is the self-governing island’s most necessary worldwide benefactor and helps Taiwan’s proper to determine its personal future.
Beijing, which claims Taiwan as a part of its territory and has vowed to grab it in the future, opposes any official exchanges with the democracy and has reacted with anger to a flurry of journeys to the island by US politicians in recent times.