New shine on US-Taiwan ties with trip by top Pentagon brass

The United States has sent a senior Pentagon official to Taiwan amid concerns that Beijing trying to influence the island’s presidential election in January.Deputy assistant secretary of defence for East Asia Heino Klinck reportedly visited Taiwan last week in an apparent response to US concern about various efforts – including military attempts – by Beijing to intimidate the island ahead of the January 11 poll.Klinck is the first senior American defence official to visit the island since…

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