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EDITORIAL: When ‘defense’ is ‘offensive’

While perhaps a small concession, the bill is important because it implies recognition of Taiwan’s autonomy and because any progress in international relations for Taiwan is necessarily incremental, given Beijing’s anger at the slightest change.

Zhang can say that China presents no danger to other countries. Like any other nation, China has the right to develop the capability to defend itself.

However, do not for a second believe that “other countries” was meant to include Taiwan.

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