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Expert: American support for Taiwan will continue

Expert: American support for Taiwan will continue

For the first time, China is simulating a large-scale attack by essentially encircling Taiwan and carrying out mock strikes against enemy military targets, according to Chinese state television.

These exercises come just three days after Taiwan's popularly elected President, Lai Ching-te, whom China considers a “dangerous separatist,” was sworn in after winning the elections that took place last January.

Reactions from the outside world: 'Very concerned'

Now statements are being made around the world after the military maneuvers conducted by China. The European Union has spoken She says, according to The Guardian, that she wants to “preserve the status quo” in the Taiwan Strait and opposes “any unilateral measures” that change it “by force or coercion.”

In an interview In The Straits Times, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said she was “deeply concerned by China's large-scale military operations in the Taiwan Strait.”

This was stated by Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi Japan Times It is important for the country to continue dialogue with China on the importance of “peace and stability” in the Taiwan Strait.

Expert: American support will continue

US President Joe Biden had said earlier that his country would help Taiwan if it attacked China. Björn Jerden, director of the National Knowledge Center on China, believes US support for Taiwan has increased in recent years.

– Regardless of who wins the presidential elections, the most likely development is that American support will continue, he says SVT's Morgonstudion.

Hear Taiwan residents' reaction to China's military drills in the video above.