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US official chides concessions to China

‘RANGE OF HUMILIATIONS:’Chairman of the US House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower Randy Forbes said the region is ‘clamoring for a strong US response’ to China

By William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in Washington

Forbes said that decades of experience have taught him that Beijing does not respond positively when the US is perceived as weak.

“By forcing Taiwan to endure small-scale humiliations and denying it the training it critically needs, Washington has given Beijing effective veto power over America’s defense relationships in East Asia,” he said. “The US should show China that America will stand firmly with its friends and behind the longstanding US-led international order in the Asia-Pacific.”

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