Biden says US would defend Taiwan against Chinese invasion

Biden says US would defend Taiwan against Chinese invasion

US President Joe Biden warned in Tokyo on Monday that the United States would militarily defend Taiwan if Beijing invades the self-governing island, warning that China is “flirting with danger”. “That’s the commitment we made,” Biden said when asked at a press conference if the United States would intervene militarily against a Chinese attempt to seize the territory by force. strength.

The Chinese “flirt with danger”

“We agreed with the one China policy, we signed it but the idea that (Taiwan) can be taken by force is simply not appropriate”, a– he said. The Chinese are “already flirting with danger right now by flying so close (to Taiwan) and with all the maneuvers they’re doing,” Biden lamented.

The American president made these statements during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, with whom he spoke at length in Tokyo. Kishida said Japan and the United States “will monitor the recent activities of the Chinese navy, as well as movements related to joint exercises by China and Russia”.

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