Baltimore, United States of America:
President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the United States would come to the rescue of Taiwan if the island of Taiwan is attacked by China, which it considers part of its territory.
“Yes,” he replied at the CNN town hall when asked about Taiwan’s defense. “We have a commitment to that.”
Biden’s statement was in contrast to a long-standing US policy known as “strategic ambiguity”, where Washington helps build Taiwan’s defenses, but explicitly promises to come to the island’s aid. does not do.
He made a similar pledge in August during an interview with ABC, insisting that the United States would always protect key allies, including Taiwan, despite a withdrawal from Afghanistan in the face of a victorious Taliban.
Biden said the United States has made a “sacred commitment” to protecting NATO allies in Canada and Europe and that it is “the same with Japan, the same with South Korea, the same with Taiwan.”
The White House later told reporters that US policy on Taiwan “has not changed.”