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  • ah U S Navy admiral has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan.

  • Ah, high level trip that could stir things up with China.

  • Taiwan is a democratic, self ruled island, but Beijing claims it as its own territory.

  • Two sources told Reuters that the officer was Rear Admiral Michael Studeman, a two star officer who oversees military intelligence in the Asia Pacific region.

  • The US is Taiwan's biggest international backer, although it has no formal diplomatic ties with the island.

  • Support has only increased under the presidency of Donald Trump, including a boost in arms sales.

  • But this latest visit could spark a furious response from China.

  • In August, Beijing scrambled fighter jets near the island.

  • When U.

  • S Health Secretary Alex is our visited the capital city, Taipei, and it repeated the maneuver for a high level U.

  • S State Department visit a month later.

  • It's still not clear whether Admiral students visit will be seen as an escalation by Beijing, but he could be one of the highest ranking U.

  • S military officers known to have visited Taiwan in recent years.

  • One analyst said that if confirmed, he knew of quote no precedent for such a visit, but a former defense official told Reuters that Trump's Pentagon has quietly been sending one star officers to Taiwan on a routine basis.

ah U S Navy admiral has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/25
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