Ex-Australia defense chief calls on Australia to protect Taiwan against China

  • 04 August, 2020
  • Shirley Lin
Former Australia official Paul Dibb says Australia should side with US in protecting Taiwan from China (Photo courtesy of The Australian)

Former defense chief of Australia, Paul Dibb said that Australia should protect Taiwan from China. He wrote his thoughts in an article that came out Tuesday in The Australian. 

Dibb said that Australia should side with the US if there is a confrontation with China over Taiwan. Australia should do so or it would risk losing the ANZUS alliance and thus its protection from the US. The alliance is an agreement among Australia, New Zealand and the US to cooperate on military matters in the Pacific region. 

Dibb said that since Chinese President Xi Jinping took office in 2012, Xi has not given up the possibility of using force against Taiwan. Dibb also said that the Chinese government has been exerting more and more pressure on Taiwan. 

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