‘US watching China very closely on Taiwan’


Washington: A Chinese attack on Taiwan is not imminent, the top US general says, but the US is watching “very closely”, BBC reported.

China is clearly developing the capability to attack at some point, but deciding to do so would be a political choice, Gen Mark Milley told the BBC.

China says Taiwan is a breakaway province that must be re-unified with the mainland, by force if necessary.

It has accused the US of supporting Taiwan’s independence, and vowed to “resolutely crush” any such attempt.

There has been a marked escalation recently between China and the US – Taiwan’s most powerful ally.

China has been sending scores of warplanes into Taiwan’s air defence zone, while the US has sent naval ships through Taiwan’s waters.