US Would Defend Taiwan Against China Invasion: Biden

US President Joe Biden said on Thursday that Unites States would defend Taiwan if the island were attacked by China.

The statement was welcomed by the isolated island.

China believes Taiwan is its own territory and vowed to regain control by any necessary means.

At a CNN town hall, Biden was asked whether the US would come to Taiwan’s defense if China invaded. “Yes,” he responded. “We have a commitment to that.”

Biden also added that the United States made a “sacred commitment” to defend NATO allies in Canada and Europe and it’s the “same with Japan, same with South Korea, same with Taiwan.”

China Hits Back at US

China hit back at US President Joe Biden on Friday for calling Taiwan an “inalienable part” which begets “no compromise.”

“The Taiwan question is purely China’s internal affairs that allow no foreign interference. On issues that bear on China’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and other core interests, no one shall expect China to make any compromise or trade-offs,” Chinse Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said at a news conference in Beijing.

“No one should underestimate the resolve, the will, and the ability of the Chinese people to defend their national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” said Wang, urging Washington to “earnestly abide by the one-China principle and stipulations in the three China-US joint communique.”

Beijing claims Taiwan, an island nation of 24 million people, as its “breakaway province,” while Taipei has insisted on its independence since 1949 and has diplomatic relations with at least 15 countries.

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