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Taiwan should prepare for US withdrawal from first island chain: scholar

Decision to suspend joint military exercises with South Korea signals a withdrawal to second island chain, says Taiwanese academic.

  • Asia Times

In contrast to accounts that the current US administration has signaled a shift toward increased support for Taiwan’s government, a Taiwanese academic said Sunday that the self-governed island can no longer count on Washington for its defense.

Taiwan flags 2b Republic of China LLLL Getty ImagesThe former head of the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, Kung Chia-cheng, said at a conference on Sunday that the US will withdraw from the so-called first island china, a…

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