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UK’s Sunak Keeps Option of Sending Arms to Taiwan on the Table

  • Britain to refresh foreign and defense strategy by year-end
  • Sunak says China represents ‘systemic challenge’ to UK values
Rishi Sunak arrives for the G20 leaders' summit in Bali on Nov. 15.

Rishi Sunak arrives for the G20 leaders' summit in Bali on Nov. 15.

Photographer: Kevin Lamarque/AFP/Getty Images

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak refused to rule out sending arms to Taiwan as his government reviews its foreign, defense and security policy.

“We stand ready to support Taiwan, as we do in standing up to Chinese aggression,” Sunak told reporters traveling with him to the G-20 summit in Bali, Indonesia. Asked if sending arms is the correct approach, Sunak replied: “We’re considering all these things” as part of the so-called integrated review.