Press "Enter" to skip to content

Biden Says US ‘Strategic Ambiguity’ Policy on Taiwan Unchanged

US president Biden. (Image: Reuters)

Biden’s newest declaration adopted related insistence from high US officers {that a} decades-old strategy to Taiwan stays in place

  • AFP Tokyo
  • Last Updated:May 24, 2022, 10:49 IST
  • FOLLOW US ON:

President Joe Biden on Tuesday stated Washington’s “strategic ambiguity” coverage for Taiwan stays in place, a day after his remark about readiness to defend the island in opposition to a Chinese invasion steered a change.

“No”, Biden instructed reporters in Tokyo when requested if the coverage was now lifeless. “The policy has not changed at all. I stated that when I made my statement yesterday.”

Biden’s newest declaration adopted related insistence from high US officers {that a} decades-old strategy to Taiwan stays in place.

This consists of arming the democratic island for its personal protection, whereas acknowledging China’s authorized sovereignty and expressing “strategic ambiguity” on whether or not American troops would ever intervene.

The reassurances observe the president’s reply to a query at a press convention in Tokyo on Monday the place he stated “yes,” when requested if Washington can be keen to become involved militarily in Taiwan’s protection.

Taiwan, which is self-ruled and has a thriving commerce relationship with the United States, welcomed Biden’s obvious enlargement of the US dedication, whereas China reacted angrily, saying Washington was “playing with fire.”

Biden is visiting Tokyo for conferences with leaders from the Quad group, which additionally consists of Australia, India and Japan. He earlier went to South Korea as a part of a visit reinforcing key US commerce and army alliances in Asia.

Read all of the Latest News , Breaking News and IPL 2022 Live Updates right here.

Be First to Comment

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    %d bloggers like this: