US should help Taiwan prepare for irregular war, hearing told, but experts fear destabilising region

A nominee for a senior US Defence Department position has floated the idea of helping Taiwan strengthen its ability to fight an irregular war, an idea seen as a prelude to providing more military support for Taiwan.Cross-strait relations experts based in mainland China said the idea was irresponsible and unscrupulous because such an act would inevitably destabilise the region and make peaceful negotiation across the strait more difficult.Christopher Maier, the nominee for United States…

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