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Beijing’s South China Sea Duel With the Philippines is a “Dress Rehearsal” for Taiwan, Says Former (and Possibly Future) Trump Aide

Former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Matt Pottinger proposed a much more forceful response to China's actions in the South China Sea during a lecture at The Heritage Foundation on July 2, 2024. Image via The Heritage Foundation.

Matt Pottinger, one of conservative Washington’s most outspoken China hawks, called for a much more forceful U.S. response to the ongoing territorial disputes between Beijing and Manila in the South China Sea.

In a speech on Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation, the former Deputy National Security Advisor in the Trump administration accused the White House of failing to respond adequately to the challenge posed by China in the South China Sea.

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