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World Taiwan strengthened by the Alliance between Canberra, Washington and London

11:10  18 september  2021
11:10  18 september  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Exercices militaires de l'armée taïwanaise en vue de contrer une invasion de la Chine, le 16 septembre 2021. © AP Military Exercises of the Taiwanese Army to counter an invasion of China, September 16, 2021.

the United States and Australia are committed to "strengthening their links" with Taiwan, threatened with invasion by Beijing. The Taiwanese government has for its own "welcomed" the new pact between the three powers, of which it "shares the same interests of peace and stability".

of our correspondent in Taiwan,

the words of the Taiwanese government are cautious, but the new Anglo-Saxon pact can only be good news for Taipei. Less than 200 kilometers from the Chinese coast, the Democratic Archipelago faces in recent years at a growing pressure of Beijing, which does not hide its intention to annex Taiwan.

Taiwan and US restart trade talks despite China opposition

  Taiwan and US restart trade talks despite China opposition The United States and Taiwan on Wednesday restarted trade talks after five years as Washington moves to boost its ties with the island despite China's objections. Wednesday's talks "focused on enhancing the longstanding trade and investment relationship between the United States and Taiwan", a statement released by the Office of the United States Trade Representative said. Held virtually, they were co-led by top trade officials from Washington and Taipei.Taiwan's cabinet spokesman Lo Ping-cheng described the talks as "very fruitful" and "a very critical step for Taiwan’s foreign trade" at a press briefing in Taipei.

Friday yet, Ten Chinese military aircraft have entered the Taiwanese airline identification area , while the Taiwanese army has just finished five days of military exercises precisely intended to counter a Chinese invasion.

By placing the stability in the Indo-Pacific at the heart of this new alliance, the agreement between the three powers brings a new security pledge for Taiwan.

"Taiwan has long shared the interests of peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region with the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, says Joanne or, spokesperson for the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We will continue to deepen our relations with Washington and other partner countries to protect peace together in the Strait of Taiwan.

Chinese State Media Warns of 'Severe' Military Measures if Taiwan Office in U.S. Changes Name

  Chinese State Media Warns of 'Severe' Military Measures if Taiwan Office in U.S. Changes Name "The Chinese mainland will have to take severe economic and military measures to combat the arrogance of the U.S. and the island of Taiwan."The Global Times referred to a Financial Times report from Friday saying that President Joe Biden's administration is considering allowing the office to change its name from the "Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office" (TECRO) to the "Taiwan Representative Office.

Taiwan is quoted four times in the joint statement between Washington and Canberra . Both powers insist on their desire to "strengthen their links with Taiwan".

After that of Japan , this support is a serious warning for China. Especially since it is added to another good news for Taiwan, this time from the European Union that published its own strategy in the Indo-Pacific this week, also very focused on Chinese ambitions.

The European Parliament adopted Thursday, 16 September a resolution alerting China's "expansionist" policy in the Pacific and defending an investment agreement with Taiwan . What to maintain the Optimism of the Taiwanese government less and less isolated against China's threats.

US favorable to Taiwan trade bid, urges Beijing to cease pressure .
The United States on Friday praised Taiwan's record as a candidate to join a trans-Pacific trade deal and criticized Beijing for stepping up jet incursions near the island. Taiwan, a self-governing democracy claimed by Beijing, formally sought Thursday to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) after years of lobbying following communist China's own application for membership. The vast trade pact isTaiwan, a self-governing democracy claimed by Beijing, formally sought Thursday to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) after years of lobbying following communist China's own application for membership.

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