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China a bigger threat than Russia, says U.S. senator in bid to arm Taiwan – Reuters

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China a bigger threat than Russia, says U.S. senator in bid to arm Taiwan – Reuters

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Senator Tom Cotton says Joe Biden has shown ‘appeasement and weakness’ over the past year

The United States should provide as much, if not more, support in the form of weapons and diplomatic and financial support to Taiwan as to Ukraine, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) told Fox News on Tuesday.

China is a greater threat to the United States than Russia. Taiwan is much more important to the United States than Ukraine“, said Cotton, while admitting that he believes”Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin want to overthrow the United States as a global superpower“even if none of the leaders feel obliged to”coordinate or talk openly about these actions.

Cotton argued that the United States should learn from what he called President Joe Biden”last year of appeasement, conciliation and weakness towards Ukraine“and strengthen Taiwan with equal if not greater support now in order to anticipate”the kind of crisis with Taiwan that we see playing out today on the borders of Ukraine.

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are reportedly working to fast-track a bill that would provide $500 million in military aid to Ukraine, more than double the amount of military aid given to the country in 2020.


China a bigger threat than Russia, says U.S. senator in bid to arm Taiwan – Reuters

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The White House has been warning for weeks of an impending Russian invasion of Ukraine, citing internal troop movements in Russia as evidence that a cross-border incursion is imminent.

While some of these warnings have recently been rescinded, NATO and the Pentagon continue to bring troops and other resources closer to Russia, allegedly anticipating such an invasion.

However, the Republican Party is less optimistic about the prospect of war with Russia, instead pointing to China – with which former President Donald Trump was engaged in an ongoing trade war – as the main threat to the American dominance, both economically and militarily. . Recent tests of what appeared to be hypersonic missiles have put the American opposition even more on the alert for the possibility of Chinese aggression.

President Joe Biden has previously said the United States is determined to defend Taiwan if China attempts to reunite the island, which it considers part of its territory, with the mainland. However, the White House later backtracked on those comments.

In December, the United States drafted a contingency military plan with Japan to prepare for a potential conflict between China and Taiwan as the Pentagon warned that Beijing was “probably in preparation” invade the island.

China a bigger threat than Russia, says U.S. senator in bid to arm Taiwan – Reuters

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