Biden: The US military will defend Taiwan if the mainland attacks Taiwan

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CBS aired an exclusive interview with US President Biden on Sunday (18th), in which he reiterated that the US military would defend Taiwan once the Chinese mainland attacked Taiwan. White House officials reiterated that US policy towards Taiwan remains unchanged.

The host asked about Biden’s position on Taiwan. He pointed out that the United States agreed to the document signed a long time ago The United States maintains the “one China policy” and Taiwan decides its independence. The United States did not encourage Taiwan independence. This is Taiwan’s decision. The host asked: “But the US military will defend Taiwan?” Biden said: “Yes, if there is an unprecedented attack.” The host asked again: “So unlike Ukraine, when US forces attack Taiwan on the mainland, they will Defend Taiwan?” Biden said, “Yes.”

Biden also revealed that the leaders of China and Russia met at the Beijing Winter Olympics in February this year, and shortly after he called on Chinese leaders to ask the other side not to break Western sanctions against Russia. Biden said: “I called the Chinese leader, not a threat, just told him, we met many times, if you think that after China breaks sanctions against Russia, Americans and others will continue to invest in China, I believe you have done a huge amount. a mistake. , but it’s your decision.”

Biden did not explain the time and details of the call, and the leaders of China and the United States had a phone call in March this year. At the time, the White House statement said that Biden explained to China the consequences of providing material aid to Russia. Biden told the host that there is no evidence so far that China has provided weapons or other support to Russia. He also said he did not think Sino-Russian relations would place the United States in a new, more complicated Cold War.

Biden: The US military will defend Taiwan if the mainland attacks TaiwanBiden: The US military will defend Taiwan if the mainland attacks Taiwan

Biden: The US military will defend Taiwan if the mainland attacks Taiwan

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