China Already Expects U.S. Forces to Defend Taiwan-Think Tank


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President Joe Biden made headlines in Washington and drew protests from Beijing when he declared the U.S. would defend Taiwan from a Chinese attack in a 60 Minutes interview on Sunday. In reality, however, a recent survey by the Center for Strategic and International Studies found that China most likely already expects American forces to intervene in Taiwan. The Washington-based think tank's China Power Project polled several dozen subject-matter experts, who unanimously agreed that China's designs on Taiwan, the democratically-ruled island Beijing claims as its own, account for the involvement of U.S. troops. The occasional glimpse into Chinese military planning...