World Joe Biden ‘worried’ for Taiwan but thinks that China will not attack
Anthony Albanese launches defence review as China moves warships on Taiwan
The review, led by former Defence Chief Sir Angus Houston and ex Labor defence minister Stephen Smith, will advise the Government on preparing for conflicts.The review, led by former Defence Chief Sir Angus Houston and ex Labor defence minister Stephen Smith, will advise the Government on how to prepare for potential conflicts over the next decade from 2023.
for several days now, tensions between the two countries are only growing.
Joe Biden admitted that he is "worried" by life -size exercises by China but he does not believe that things will get worse around Taiwan.
As Pelosi departs, Taiwan reflects on controversial US visit
Taiwanese experts reassured of US support as China gears up for military drills in waters surrounding island.In response to Pelosi’s visit, China announced live-fire military exercises across six zones in waters surrounding the island of Taiwan that will start on Thursday and continue through Sunday.
The American president spoke for the first time publicly the tensions between the two countries after the return of Nancy Pelosi, the president of the House of Representatives, who went to the island despite the repeated warnings of Beijing.
He said: "I'm not worried, but I'm worried that they move as much as they do. But I don't think they're going to do something more.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the press secretary of the White House, also condemned Chinese exercises near the island.
She said: "We have condemned them since they started to intensify. They are provocative, irresponsible and increase the risk of calculation error. And that's what the president was referring.
For several days now, the tensions between the two countries are only growing but the island government has said that they do not "be afraid".
The Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: "Faced with the military intimidation of China, Taiwan will not be afraid and will not back down, and will more firmly defend his sovereignty, his national security and his free and democratic lifestyle . »
Why does China want Taiwan when it's already so big and rich? The answer is about more than land and money .
There's a long history of tension between China and Taiwan and the global ramifications of this are complicated. Here's a quick guide to get you up to speed on the situation. Why does China want Taiwan?There's a few reasons here. The key ones are that China wants to reinforce its dominance as a global superpower and consolidate its power. China published a white paper (a term used for a government report or authoritative guide) called The Taiwan Question and China's Reunification in the New Era.In it, China said reunifying with Taiwan was the only way to:"...