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Chinese Foreign Ministry responds to Biden’s words about helping Taiwan in the event of an attack

Chinese Foreign Ministry responds to Biden’s words about helping Taiwan in the event of an attack

Chinese authorities criticized US President Joe Biden’s statements on Taiwan, Beijing has already made a strict presentation to Washington, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning said.

“The American side’s statements grossly violate the One China principle and the provisions of the three joint China-US communiqués, seriously violate the US’s important commitment not to support Taiwan’s independence, and send a false signal to pro-independence separatist forces on the island,” the diplomat said.

Earlier, Biden said that the United States will defend Taiwan if Beijing tries to unleash a military conflict, “in the event that there is an unprecedented attack.” At the same time, he stressed that Washington does not encourage Taipei’s aspirations to gain independence from China, despite cooperation with the island.

Asked for comment on Biden’s statement, an administration official said that US policy on Taiwan has not changed.


Last year, it became known that Chinese President Xi Jinping allegedly instructed his military to prepare to establish military control over Taiwan by 2027.