Improving defence capabilities is key for Taiwan to line up with Aukus, say experts

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a A day after the US, UK and Australia opened a new security agreement, ministers at the annual US and Australian Ministerial Consultation (Ausmin) expressed their mutual intention to improve relations with Taiwan, calling it a “leading democracy” and a “leading democracy”. Marked as an important partner. both Washington and Canberra.

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On Thursday, the new Aukus security agreement triggered a harsh backlash from China, as foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian criticized the US, Australia and the UK for “obsolete Cold War zero-sum mentality and narrow-minded geopolitical concepts”. Of. He said the decision to allow Australia to acquire nuclear technology was an example of extremely irresponsible double standards.

Taiwan on Friday welcomed support from Washington and Canberra and reiterated its determination not to allow any country to fight for it. “Building on the existing solid foundation, our government is committed to expanding Taiwan’s international space, protecting democracy and shared values, and a rules-based international order, and jointly protecting the United States, Australia and the United States.” Will continue to work closely with other countries for peace, stability and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region,” said Taiwanese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Joan Ou.


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