Biden Leaves Door Open for US Military Force to Defend Taiwan

Biden Leaves Door Open for US Military Force to Defend Taiwan
Biden Leaves Door Open for US Military Force to Defend Taiwan/ANI
Biden Leaves Door Open for US Military Force to Defend Taiwan
Biden Leaves Door Open for US Military Force to Defend Taiwan/ANI

Biden Leaves Door Open for US Military Force to Defend Taiwan

Biden Leaves Door Open for US Military Force to Defend Taiwan

Biden Leaves Door Open for US Military Force to Defend Taiwan

Key Highlights:

  1. Biden does not rule out using US military force to defend Taiwan.
  2. US continues to supply Taiwan with defensive capabilities amid Chinese threats.
  3. Tensions between the US and China remain high over Taiwan’s status.

President Joe Biden has not ruled out the possibility of deploying American military force to defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion. In a recent Time magazine interview, Biden affirmed his commitment to Taiwan’s defense, while reiterating that the United States does not seek Taiwan’s independence, adhering to agreements with Beijing.

“There’s a distinction between deploying on the ground, air power, and naval power,” Biden stated, highlighting that while all options are on the table, specifics on military actions remain confidential. Biden emphasized continued US support for Taiwan’s defense capabilities and ongoing consultations with regional allies.

The context of Biden’s comments includes heightened tensions between the US and China over Taiwan. US Central Intelligence Agency Director William Burns noted that Chinese President Xi Jinping has instructed his military to be prepared for a possible invasion of Taiwan by 2027. This comes amid rising aggression from Beijing following the inauguration of Taiwan’s President Lai Ching-te, whom China labels a “separatist.”

Shortly after Lai’s inauguration, China conducted military drills around Taiwan, which Beijing described as punitive actions against what it perceives as separatist activities. In response, the US maintains its policy of unofficial relations with Taiwan and continues to supply arms to the island for self-defense.

Addressing economic issues, Biden dismissed the notion of a booming Chinese economy and criticized China’s Belt and Road initiative, referring to it as a “nuisance graveyard initiative.” He stressed the importance of expanding cooperation with European and Asian allies and strengthening ties with developing countries to maintain US global leadership.

On June 2, a trilateral meeting in Singapore involving defense ministers from the US, Japan, and South Korea reaffirmed their stance on Taiwan, calling for peaceful resolutions to cross-strait tensions. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also met with his Chinese counterpart, expressing concerns over China’s military provocations near Taiwan.

In support of Taiwan, the US House Appropriations Committee introduced a bill to provide $500 million in foreign military financing and up to $2 billion in loans for Taiwan’s defense, aiming to enhance deterrence across the Taiwan Strait.

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