The US is helping Taiwan security defense against China. Taiwan’s top security person, Wellington Koo, shared secrets about this. He said the US is doing lots of things, like training Taiwan’s soldiers and making them strong in different ways to fight.
Taiwan and the US work together secretly on safety stuff. Koo said they must keep it quiet, but hinted that the US is doing big things to help Taiwan. They’re training soldiers and making sure Taiwan is ready to fight in tricky ways.
Making China Unhappy
Telling everyone about the US help might upset China, especially as Xi Jinping is talking to President Biden soon. The US must help Taiwan by law if China tries to hurt them. Now, the US isn’t just training a few soldiers but entire groups from Taiwan’s army.
China says Taiwan is theirs and is trying to scare them with its army. But Taiwan won’t budge and the US strongly supports them. Koo said neither China nor the US will change their minds about what’s important for them regarding Taiwan.
Taiwan security defense. Taiwan really needs the US, especially with their elections coming up. They worry Biden might not help them as much, or that the elections might make things worse. Koo talked about how Taiwan’s election, fights in other places, and the US vote could affect Taiwan-China stuff.
What Might Happen
Koo thinks China will put more pressure if Taiwan’s current leader stays after the election. China doesn’t like their candidate. Koo doesn’t expect China to attack right after the election, but he thinks they might try different ways to make things hard, like scaring Taiwan’s army or making problems with money.
No Quick Fixes
Even if a different group wins in Taiwan, Koo doesn’t think it will fix things with China. The new group might see things a bit differently, but they won’t agree to how China wants things to be.
Taiwan’s getting a lot of help from the US, and they’re sticking to their guns about their position with China. The future looks uncertain, and Taiwan’s relationship with both the US and China hangs in the balance.