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Biden: The United States has defended Taiwan against Chinese aggression

Biden: The United States has defended Taiwan against Chinese aggression

The United States will defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack. He made the remarks in an interview with US President Biden CNN. Asked if the United States would protect Taiwan, Biden said, “Yes, we have an obligation to do so.”

“China, Russia and the rest of the world know that we are the strongest military power in world history,” Biden said. “I do not want a Cold War with China. China must understand that we are not going to take a step back and change our view.”

‘No change in policy’

Under U.S. law, Washington must support Taiwan with military means so that the island can defend itself, but the law says nothing about military intervention if Taiwan is attacked.

However, after Biden’s interview, the White House insisted that the president’s words did not indicate any change from current policy on Taiwan. In August, a White House official said the United States would not make any changes to Taiwan’s policy following Biden’s recommendation that the United States come to Taiwan’s rescue in the event of an attack.

Rising tensions

China sees Taiwan as a rebel province, and it will be in the end Will be listed. Earlier this month, China increased pressure by launching dozens of warplanes and bombers across the island, just outside Taiwan’s airspace. According to Taiwan’s defense minister, tensions between China and the island have not been this intense in 40 years.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen recently resigned Strong words Out about China. He said the Taiwanese people would not submit to Chinese pressure. Beijing was outraged by the reports, saying it was “seeking a confrontation and distorting the facts.”

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