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U.S. Navy rear admiral makes unannounced visit to Taiwan: sources

WorldNov 22, 2020 03:10PM ET
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TAIPEI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A two star Navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan, two sources told Reuters on Sunday, in a high-level trip that could vex China.

The sources, who include a Taiwanese official familiar with the situation, said the official was Rear Admiral Michael Studeman. They were speaking on condition of anonymity. According to the Navy's website, Studeman is director of the J2, which oversees intelligence, at the U.S. military's Indo-Pacific Command.

The Pentagon, asked whether Studeman was visiting Taiwan, declined to comment. China claims democratically-run Taiwan as its own territory. The Trump administration has ramped up support for Taiwan, including with new arms sales and high-level visits.

U.S. Navy rear admiral makes unannounced visit to Taiwan: sources
 

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Fufi Active Trader
Fufi Nov 23, 2020 8:16AM ET
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The Demons in US wants Taiwan as a short range Nuclear base. Nothing else
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David9 Nov 22, 2020 4:49PM ET
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I look the information up...Taiwan is a province of China. It is pretty clear be a use of all the hundreds of countries there are only a couple small countries that recognized Taiwan. It it pretty clear on the international stage, there is just One China. Take a look at the WHO, Taiwan can't be in it. Look at the Olympics, Taiwan goes under China. So it is pretty clear to me this is the case...
 
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