Taiwan is strengthening its military ties with US, says President Tsai Ing-wen

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Taipei: Taiwan is bolstering its military ties with the United States and will cooperate even more closely with it and other friendly nations to deal with “authoritarian expansionism”, President Tsai Ing-wen told visiting U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday. The United States, like most countries, has no formal diplomatic ties with Chinese-claimed Taiwan but is the island’s most important international backer and arms supplier, a consistent source of friction in Sino-U.S. relations. While the United States no longer maintains military bases in Taiwan, the two have a good military relationship that has become closer as China steps up pressure to try and...