World The President of Taiwan says to "trust" in the United States to defend his island against China

12:55  28 october  2021
12:55  28 october  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

Chinese aggression toward Taiwan testing US resolve in wake of Afghanistan withdrawal, experts say

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Taiwan is in the heart Tensions between the United States and China While Chinese aerial incursions are multiplied near this island of 23 million inhabitants. On the one hand, China considers Taiwan as one of its provinces awaiting reunification with the rest of the country. On the other hand, the United States defend the sovereignty of this island that has its own government, its currency or an army and is one of the economic lungs in this area.

In this context, the President of Taiwan said to have "confidence" in the United States to defend his island against China. "I trust, given the long-standing relationship that binds us to the United States, as well as the support of the American people, Congress and Administration," insured Tsai Ing-Wen in a CNN interview. . And to clarify that there was a wide range of cooperation with the United States, particularly in the military field including the training of Taiwanese forces, also confirming the presence of American soldiers in the country in this context.

‘Yes’: Biden says US would defend Taiwan against China

  ‘Yes’: Biden says US would defend Taiwan against China Comments prompt swift White House clarification after seeming to suggest change to policy of ‘strategic ambiguity’. © Provided by Al Jazeera US president Joe Biden told a town hall on Thursday that the US would defend Taiwan in the event of an attack by China [File: Chiang Ying-ying/AP Photo] “Yes,” he responded when asked in a CNN town hall about defending Taiwan, whose government has been under mounting military and political pressure from Beijing, which claims the island as its own. “We have a commitment to that.

An exit striped in the stride by China, which declares to oppose "firmly to any form of official exchange and military contact between the United States and Taiwan," said the press a spokesman for diplomacy Chinese, Wang Wenbin.

"Yes, we have a commitment to this effect»

Video: the United States does not consider "no change of policy" towards Taiwan (Le Figaro)

earlier Wednesday, US President Joe Biden pointed out that the United States was "deeply concerned by China's coercive and aggressive actions in Taiwan Strait." Such actions "threaten peace and regional stability," added the US president. The leader of American diplomacy Antony Blinken also sparked the IRE from Beijing by advocating Tuesday for a "significant participation" of Taïpei in UN and internationally on the international scene. "Taiwan has no rights to participate in the UN," had immediately retorted Beijing ...

biders warns China: US would defend Taiwan at attack

 biders warns China: US would defend Taiwan at attack in the growing tensions around Taiwan, US President Joe Biden has taught more clearly than its predecessors that the US would defend the democratic island republic in the event of an attack by China. The US government has a "commitment" to do this, Biden said on Thursday evening (local time) in the TV channel CNN. The US did not seek conflict with China, but Beijing must understand "that we will not make a step back that we will not change our positions," said biders.

Beyond these diplomatic positions, remains whether it can degenerate on the ground. Asked about the possibility of American military intervention to defend Taiwan in the event of an attack of China, the President answered in the affirmative: "Yes, we have a commitment to that effect," he said. At the same time the American government had taken care to ensure that its policy with regard to Taiwan had not changed: the United States has recognized Communist China since 1979, at the expense of Taiwan, but the US Congress imposes parallel Provide weapons on the island for its defense.

In addition to these open tensions with China, Taiwan tries to attract the favors from several countries in Central and Eastern Europe while these regions are also subject to lust of Chinese investors. A Taiwanese delegation of 66 members, visiting Slovakia, Czech Republic and Lithuania, signed a total of 18 cooperation protocols in these three countries. The charming Taiwanese offensive in this region formerly oppressed by Soviet communism is focused on industrial innovation, research and development, space industry and internet safety.

There again, needless to say that the Chinese government is struggling to accept this competition. "China expresses great discontent and a sharp disapproval of the influenced establishment of contacts between certain institutions and Czech leaders with the Taiwan authorities and their coarse interference in the domestic affairs of China," means. Declared the Chinese Embassy in Prague.

Biden’s vow to protect Taiwan, walked back by White House, could be sign of internal policy debate experts say .
President Biden’s statement last week, later walked back by the White House, that the U.S would protect Taiwan in the case of an attack by Beijing, could be a window into an ongoing policy debate about the Biden administration’s strategy in the region, experts told Fox News. "China, Russia, and the rest of the world knows we have the most powerful military in the history of the world. Don't worry about whether we're going to – they're going to be more powerful," Biden said in the CNN town hall.

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