US President Joe Biden has announced that the United States will join forces to defend Taiwan. If China conducts an attack on the island It created serious confusion over the policies of the Biden Working Group. that had just been identified at the beginning of October. After a telephone conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping about the current situation in the Taiwan Strait, he reiterated that the United States adheres to and adheres to the “one China” principle.
The announcement reiterated this latest stance. It was a response from CNN reporter Anderson Cooper in a town hall question. On Thursday evening (October 21) that the United States will defend Taiwan or not. If it was attacked by China? To which Biden replied, “Yes, we pledged to do so.”
Although the United States does not have formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan. But US law was required to support and help the island’s efforts to protect itself. including through the sale of weapons
But there has long been ‘ambiguous’ about what the US will do if China attacks Taiwan. which is what analysts refer to as “strategic ambiguity”
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The ambiguity of Biden’s policy towards Taiwan prompted Derek Grossman, senior defense analyst at Rand Corporation, to write on Twitter after Biden’s interview, “RIP, vague strategy.”
White House officials also commented on the matter. emphasizing the point of view and the policy towards Taiwan of the working group that “No change”
“Defense relations between the United States and Taiwan Still in accordance with the Relations Act with Taiwan, that is, will continue to support Taiwan’s self-defense. and will unilaterally resist any change in status.”
“The president will not announce any policy changes. and there will be absolutely no policy change on this matter.”
This isn’t the first time this has happened. last August Biden once declared to stand beside Taiwan. During an interview with ABC News and the White House had to come out to correct the news later. US policy to that Taiwan has not changed
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Biden used to call himself He is a world leader who has spent time with President Xi. China’s most in the world (Since his tenure as Vice President of the United States)
And Biden has reiterated that he does not want to escalate tensions with China. including in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly or UNGA last September.
“I don’t want a cold war with China. I want China to understand that we will never go back. We will not change our approach,” Biden said at the UNGA stage.
🔴 Reaction from China-Taiwan
Taiwan also remarked after Biden’s interview, stressing that Taiwan will not change its stance with China either. While Taiwan’s presidential palace said it would not succumb to pressure. and not in any rush when supported.
“Taiwan will show its determination to defend itself,” Presidential Spokesman Xavier Cheng said, adding that Biden’s administration would not be able to defend itself. Remain “strong” support for Taiwan.
China section He has yet to respond to Biden’s interview.
But earlier that day, Zhang Jun, Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations, accused the United States “Dangerous operation and lead to a dire situation in the Taiwan Strait.”
The tension between Taiwan and China has become more severe in recent weeks. After China sent hundreds of fighter jets into Taiwan’s air defense zone.
🔴 More information China-Taiwan
– Why did China and Taiwan come into such a bad relationship?
China and Taiwan have been divided since the 1940s civil war since Taiwan became independent. But China still sees Taiwan as just a province. and ready to use force if necessary
– How is Taiwan governed?
Taiwan has its own constitution. There is a democratic leadership election. and has approximately 300,000 troops.
– Who accepts Taiwan?
There are only a few countries in the world that accept Taiwan. and have diplomatic relations between them While most countries of the world are more accepting of mainland China’s government.
The US does not have diplomatic relations with Taiwan. but was able to sell weapons to Taiwan According to the Taiwan Relations Act, the United States must support Taiwan in protecting itself.
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