They rule out that there is a risk of an attack by China against Taiwan

They rule out that there is a risk of an attack by China against Taiwan

US President Joe Biden yesterday ruled out that there is an imminent risk of an attack by China against Taiwan despite the increased tension in the area.

After a meeting of more than three hours with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, in Bali, Indonesia, Biden pointed out that he has transferred to Xi that the United States’ policy on the island, which Beijing considers one more province under its sovereignty, has not changed.

However, before the meeting, he stated on several occasions that the United States will defend Taiwan militarily in case China takes steps toward military intervention or conflict.

“I have made it clear that I want to see how the issues in the Taiwan Strait are resolved peacefully, so the matter should never go any further,” he said before emphasizing that he is convinced that Xi perfectly understood what he was saying.

NORTH KOREA

Biden also stressed that he lacks certainties about the true influence of China in matters related to North Korea, such as conducting ballistic tests.

“I have conveyed to President Xi Jinping that they have an obligation to try to prevent North Korea from getting involved in nuclear issues and I have clarified that, in the event that Pyongyang carries out a nuclear test, we would have to take defensive measures that they would not go against China,” he said.

In this sense, he pointed out that he considers that Xi “is not looking for an increase in tension on the Korean peninsula and tried to emphasize what the North Korean attitude implies for the United States in the region.

The results, as he has stressed, show the strength and resilience of American democracy. “What we have seen is action. The American people proved once again that we are a democracy,” he said.

“The elections show a clear rejection of those who deny the results of the presidential elections. There is also a rejection of political violence and voter intimidation », he concluded.

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