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Half of Taiwanese don't believe U.S. would send troops if China invades

Negative views double from October as response to Ukraine war stirs doubts: poll

Demonstrators in Taipei protest against Russia's invasion of Ukraine.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- The share of Taiwan residents who do not believe the U.S. would send troops in response to a Chinese attack has doubled compared with before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a new poll shows.

Poll results published Tuesday by the Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation show that 53.8% of respondents somewhat or completely disbelieve that Washington would come directly to Taiwan's defense, up from 28.5% last October.

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