The president of USA, Joe Biden, warned this Thursday that his country will defend Taiwan if China decide to launch an eventual attack.
“China, Russia, they know that the United States has the most powerful Armed Forces in the world”, Biden said during a televised voter event organized by CNN.
Asked by presenter Anderson Cooper on whether the US would militarily defend Taiwan If China decides to invade the island, Biden replied: “Yes, we have a commitment.”
The tension between United States and China for Taiwan it has risen in recent weeks in the wake of military advances by the two sides.
On the one hand China conducted a series of air raids near Taiwan, while USA acknowledged that he has assigned a small contingent of military personnel on the island for at least a year to train local forces.
In this way, the US and China are pushing the status quo created in 1979 to the limit, when Washington recognized Beijing as the only Chinese government with the understanding that Taiwan would have a peaceful future.
All this has created a rarefied climate in the region that has caused relations between Taipei and Beijing to go through its worst moment in the last four decades, according to local Taiwanese authorities.
Taiwanese Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng went so far as to affirm that China will be isla off the island by 2025, which has set off alarms in Washington.
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