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US reiterates support for Taiwan after China sends jets into island’s airspace -france24

Taiwanese tank troops line up for photographs after a drill in Hsinchu military base ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday on January 19, 2021. © Sam Yeh, AFP Text by:NEWS WIRES   The U.S. has reaffirmed its support for Taiwan following China’s dispatch of warplanes near the island in an apparent attempt to intimidate its democratic government and test the resolve of the new American presidential administration. The U.S. State Department on Saturday said it was concerned by China’s “pattern of ongoing attempts to intimidate its neighbors, including Taiwan.” “We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan and instead engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan’s democratically elected representatives,” Ned Price, a spokesman for ...