Prior to his presidency, Biden ignored the customary inaccuracies of his predecessors regarding China and Taiwan. After deciding to abandon the Afghan government in August last year, in order to reassure allies, if there was an attack on NATO’s colleagues, he promised that “we will respond” and “same as Japan, same as South Korea, With the same Taiwan. “
However, comments were considered important as Taiwan has never been given the same US security as its NATO allies in Japan, South Korea and the United States. Two months later, Mr. Biden was asked in a televised city hall whether the United States would protect Taiwan from attacks. “Yes, we have a commitment to do that.” He said.. It also caused a desperate scramble by the White House to retreat his remarks by claiming that he had not changed his long-standing policy.
Indeed, the president has become accustomed to ignoring the attention of staff when confronting foreign enemies. In March, Mr Biden went even further than the administration had passed. Russian President Vladimir Putin Called War Criminal Answer the reporter’s question.Barely a week later, he said Putin at the end of his speech in Poland. “We cannot maintain power.”
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been carefully watched in Asia as to what lessons it has for China’s long-standing ambition to reorganize Taiwan. Some feared that Russia could set a dangerous precedent if it succeeded in conquering Ukraine, which was once part of the empire. Still, the terrible failure of Russia to take over the whole country and the unified Western response may serve as a red flag for military adventurism.
China, which has regarded Taiwan as one of its states for over 70 years, Sent 14 aircraft to the island’s air defense identification zone According to the Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense, the day Biden arrived in Asia last week was part of last year’s increasing pattern of invasions. Taiwan scrambled the fighters accordingly, but no direct conflicts have been reported.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed Mr Biden’s latest comments on Monday and expressed “gratitude” to the President, who confirmed America’s “firm commitment to Taiwan.” In a statement, the ministry said Taiwan “will continue to improve its self-defense capabilities and deepen cooperation with the United States, Japan and other like-minded countries.”
Meanwhile, Beijing ceremonially rejected the president’s remarks. “There is no room for compromise on issues related to China’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and other core interests,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters. He added that it should not be underestimated.