Abe’s big declaration

“The people of Taiwan share our universal values, so I think the US should firmly abandon its ambiguity”


Former Japanese leader Abe Shinzo told a Japanese television show that Washington should promise to defend Taiwan against any invasion and abandon its policy of “strategic ambiguity”. Also significantly, he said Japan should start a debate on the once taboo subject of obtaining nuclear weapons – given threats from North Korea and the military rise of China.

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