Taiwanese MP calls for enhanced cooperation with Australia in face of Chinese aggression

ABC News
Date: December 29, 2020
By: Andrew Greene

The Taiwanese people are caught up in geopolitical tensions between China and the United States.(Reuters: Ann Wang)

A senior Taiwanese politician has called for greater security and economic cooperation with Australia as his nation tries to counter China's increasingly assertive military.

Key points:

  • Mr Wang said Taiwan and Australia needed a stronger bilateral relationship
  • He suggested Taiwan be allowed to join security networks such as Quad

Liberal senator Jim Molan fears a military confrontation with China could soon eventuate
Wang Ting-yu, the co-chair of Taiwan's Foreign Affairs and National Defence Committee, is pushing for closer ties with other democratic states to enhance regional security.

"We need to cooperate with democratic countries," the member of Taiwan's governing Democratic Progressive Party told the ABC.

"If we can have more close cooperation that means benefits mutually for economy, security and capability."    [FULL  STORY]

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