Growing calls for US to take tough line with Beijing

CHANGE OF TACK:A growing number of experts are imploring Washington to abandon its informed engagement strategy for a muscular balancing strategy

Taipei Times
Date:  Aug 05, 2015
By: William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

There are growing calls in Washington for the US to take a harder line with China that could benefit Taiwan.

US House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower Chairman Randy Forbes has published an article in the National Review titled: “It’s time to rethink how we talk about China.”

Forbes, who is also co-chairman of the Congressional China Caucus, claims that Beijing’s “extravagant” territorial claims and militarized response to its neighbors’ concerns reflect a serious challenge to freedom of the seas.    [FULL  STORY]

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