The spokesman clarified US was"not announcing any change in our policy” and “there is no change in our policy".While the US has a law which requires the nation to help Taiwan defend its borders, American diplomats have remained tightlipped on how the nation would react if China invaded Taiwan.
Biden’s comments come after the US Department of State reasserted its support for the one-China policy earlier this year.Under diplomatic policy the US officially recognises Taiwan as a part of the People’s Republic of China - the longstanding agreement has been in place since 1972.
Mr Biden confirmed on two separate occasions the US’s commitment to defending Taiwan during the CNN Town Hall.The first time he was asked by a participant if he could “vow to protect Taiwan” and what he would do as President to keep up with China’s military growth. headtopics.com
“Yes and yes” he said in response to the first question and dismissed the second question claiming the world knew America had “the most powerful military”.Chinese President Xi Jinping (Left) and US President Joe Biden (right). US President Joe Biden said during a CNN Town Hall on Thursday that the US would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion. Picture: Getty.
"China, Russia and the rest of the world knows we're the most powerful military in the history of the world,” he said.CNN anchor Anderson Cooper later asked again if the US would come to Taiwan’s defence if China were to attack to which Mr Biden replied “Yes, we have a commitment to do that”.
Mr Biden’s comments are not unprecedented with the President putting forth a similar stance in an August interview with ABC News.The White House also confirmed at the time the US’s policy on Taiwan had not changed.China has not yet responded to Mr Biden’s comments but before the Town Hall on Thursday China’s UN ambassador Zhang Jun criticised the US for “taking dangerous actions”.
He accused America of “leading the situation in the Taiwan Strait into a dangerous direction” after Mr Biden’s nominee for ambassador to Beijing called out China’s treatment of the Uyghurs.Speaking ahead of his likely confirmation, Nicholas Burns told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the United States’ principal responsibility was to bolster Taiwan’s defence capabilities. headtopics.com
“We certainly cannot trust the Chinese (on the issue of Taiwan),” Mr Burns said, adding “our responsibility is to make Taiwan a tough nut to crack.”The last few months have seen tensions rise between Taiwan and China after Beijing sent hundreds of warplanes into the island nation’s air defence zone.
A recent Chinese military exercise which transported over 1,000 troops and hundreds of vehicles in Asia’s largest ferry has also been viewed as practice for a possible attack on Taiwan. Read more: Sky News Australia »
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