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US-China tensions

U.S. needs allies to host missiles to deter China: panel

Chinese military has ability to wipe out American assets in Japan, body warns

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful test in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- With China building up its military, the U.S. should engage with Japan and other Indo-Pacific partners on deploying intermediate-range missiles in the region to deter a crisis in the Taiwan Strait, an influential bipartisan advisory body said in a report published Wednesday.

In its 2021 report to Congress, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission expressed strong concern over a potential invasion of Taiwan by the mainland. The commission, comprised of former senior government officials, compiles an annual report with input from U.S.-China experts that is watched closely by the government and Congress.

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