U.S. Defense and China Clash Over Taiwan: Understanding the Implications for Global Stability

2023-06-03 12:30:00

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[앵커]

At the Asian Security Conference being held in Singapore, the United States and China clashed again over the Taiwan issue.

The United States and China engaged in a battle, exchanging strong terms such as “lethal” and “ready to fight.”

Correspondent Ryu Je-woong’s assistant.

[기자]

“A collision in the Taiwan Strait would have devastating and unimaginable impacts on the world economy,” U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said in a speech.

At the same time, he stressed that the world’s interests are at stake in maintaining stability and peace in the Taiwan Strait.

[로이드 오스틴 / 미 국방장관 : 전 세계, 상업용 해운 항로와 글로벌 공급망의 안전이 바로 이곳에 의존하고 있습니다.]

Secretary Austin therefore confirmed that “freedom of navigation” operations in the region would continue, and ordered talks with China to avoid conflict.

China reacted immediately to this.

“The Taiwan issue is related to China’s core interests, and there is no compromise or concession of any kind,” said Jing Jianfeng, deputy chief of staff of the Central Military Commission’s Joint Chiefs of Staff.

[징젠펑 / 중국 중앙군사위 연합참모부 부참모장 : 인민해방군은 완전히 준비돼 있습니다. 국가의 주권과 통일, 영토를 방어하기 위해 언제든지 싸울 준비가 돼 있습니다.]

The bilateral meeting between Defense Minister Austin and Chinese Defense Minister Li Sang-fu, which drew attention as a result of this meeting, collapsed due to disagreements over whether to lift US sanctions against Li.

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Defense Minister Lee Sang-fu is expected to formally counterattack Secretary Austin’s speech in a later speech (on the 4th).

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