US military presence in Taiwan an ‘open secret’ for decades

Nov 1, 2021 | INVESTING

Washington and Beijing had a “tacit mutual understanding” over the past four decades about the presence of US troops in Taiwan, but the understanding that it would remain low-key was broken with the public confirmation by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, according to military analysts.Beijing was aware that the United States had deployed some military personnel to Taiwan as liaison officers since 1980 – in the aftermath of 1979’s end to diplomatic ties between Washington and Taipei – for…

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