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China will win a proxy war against US in Taiwan: Goh Chok Tong

Jovi Ho
Jovi Ho6/3/2022 04:20 PM GMT+08  • 4 min read
China will win a proxy war against US in Taiwan: Goh Chok Tong
“Instead of building more bridges, more walls will be built. This is the world Lawrence Wong and the 4G team will inherit.”
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The US’ involvement in Taiwan is a negative-sum game, and should a proxy war break out between the US and China in the South China Sea, China’s military will win, says emeritus senior minister Goh Chok Tong.

Speaking at UOB’s Private Bank 2H2022 Investment Forum on June 3, Goh pointed to the “asymmetrical” scenario should the US support Taiwan in a hot war against China.

“China’s military expenditure is only one-third that of the US… [but] strength on paper is not the same as real strength. Where the South China Sea and Taiwan are concerned, those who have analysed it say China has asymmetrical defence, and therefore offense,” says Goh.

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