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US Will Protect Taiwan If China Tries To Attack It: Biden

Biden's statement comes at a time when the government of Chinese President Xi Jinping has tried to threaten Taiwan

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The tension between the US and China is increasing. Relations are set to deteriorate further with the recent statement of US President Joe Biden who said that if China tries to attack Taiwan, the US will protect it. 

In a program aired on CBS News, Biden was asked if China attacked Taiwan, would American forces, American men and women, protect it. Biden answered yes to this. CBS News reported that after the interview, the White House said that there has been no change in US policy.

Under this policy, the US believes that the issue of Taiwan should be resolved peacefully, but the policy does not specify whether US forces can be sent if China attacks. Biden's statement comes at a time when the government of Chinese President Xi Jinping has tried to threaten Taiwan by firing missiles into the sea and flying fighter planes in the surrounding areas.

Recently, China expressed displeasure over the US Senate's approval of a bill related to increased defense cooperation to Taiwan. The Chinese Foreign Ministry accused the US of violating its commitment to the principle of 'one-China' and interfering in China's internal affairs.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning said, the One-China policy is the political basis of China-US relations. If the bill continues to be discussed, approved or signed, it will shake the Sino-US political foundation. While the Taiwan Strait will have serious consequences from the point of view of relations, peace and stability between the two countries.

The Taiwan Policy Act of 2022 approves support for Taiwan's security and its right to self-determination, and under which the US will provide billions of dollars in defense funding to enhance Taiwan's counter-intervention capabilities.


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