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White House security advisor warns China of worldwide ‘backlash’ if it tries to use force against Taiwan
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s embassy in the Philippines on Monday (Nov. 23) accused the U.S. of sowing “chaos” in Asia after a U.S. envoy pledged support for Taiwan, the Philippines, and Vietnam in the face of Chinese military aggression.
During a speech in Manila on Monday, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien assured the Philippines and Vietnam that “we’ve got your back” when it comes to China’s disputes with those countries over the South China Sea. He then warned that Beijing would face a “backlash” if it tried to use military force against Taiwan, reported The Hill.
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WNU Editor: The Philippines agree …. Risk of U.S.-China ‘Shooting War’ Is Growing, Philippine Defense Secretary Warns (Newsweek). More here …. Manila will be involved if ‘shooting war’ erupts between the US and China says Philippines defense secretary (RT).
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