Aukus pact to benefit Taiwan in US-China power struggle: Experts

The Taiwanese government has voiced cautious optimism about Aukus, the new security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Taiwanese government has voiced cautious optimism about Aukus, the new security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.PHOTO: REUTERS

TAIPEI - Taiwan could be a major beneficiary of the new security pact between Australia, the United States and Britain, experts say, as any conflict between the US and China over the island could now involve the two US allies.

The US military is no longer confident that it can, on its own, prevent China from invading Taiwan due to the country getting more powerful, said Dr Kharis Templeman, a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

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