Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen meets US Congressman Ro Khanna, a member of the US House China Select Committee, and other members of the US delegation at the presidential office in Taipei, Taiwan, in this handout photo released on February 21, 2023. © Taiwan Presidential Office, Reuters 

France 24: Taiwan vows to deepen ties with US amid tensions with China 

Taiwan will boost military exchanges with the United States to curb “authoritarian expansionism”, President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday after meeting with visiting US lawmakers. 

The five-day US Congressional visit comes after a top US defense official reportedly made a rare and highly secretive stopover to the self-ruled island as Washington-Beijing tensions flared over alleged Chinese spy balloons. 

“Taiwan and the United States continue to bolster military exchanges,” Tsai said after convening with the US delegation at her office in Taipei. “Going forward, Taiwan will cooperate even more actively with the United States and other democratic partners to confront such global challenges as authoritarian expansionism and climate change.” 

Tsai did not provide further details on what the future exchanges might entail.  

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WNU Editor: China has responded …. Any separatist act of soliciting foreign support will only backfire, FM warns as Tsai vows to enhance military ties with US (Global Times). 

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Taiwan is bolstering military exchanges with U.S., President Tsai says — Reuters

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Taiwan boosting military ties with Washington – president — RT