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Taiwan-U.S. security cooperation to grow amid rising PLA power: think tank

ROC Central News Agency

01/07/2021 06:21 PM

Taipei, Jan. 7 (CNA) In light of the rise of China's military might, it is only a natural progression that the security relationship between Taiwan and the United States should continue to strengthen, a local think tank said Thursday.

Enoch Wu (吳怡農), deputy chief of the New Frontier Foundation, a think tank affiliated with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was asked to express his views on the Political-Military Dialogue between Taiwan and the United States, which was held virtually that day.

Speaking to reporters in Taipei, Wu said that while the world is currently faced with many common challenges, the increasingly powerful Chinese People's Liberation Army is also a matter of concern for both Taiwan and the U.S.

The security dialogue will continue to be built based on the existing strong foundation between the two countries, he said.

Wu added that the bilateral cooperation will not be only between governments, pointing out that the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) also supports non-governmental activities concerning security issues.

The AIT is the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan in the absence of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries.

(By Liu Chien-pang and Ko Lin)


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