Translated by: MOS English Team – mingyue

On May 23rd, President Biden was asked at a Tokyo press conference if the U.S. was willing to intervene militarily to defend Taiwan. Biden replied, “Yes, that’s a commitment we make.”

Biden said the burden of protecting Taiwan was “even heavier” after Russia invaded Ukraine. This statement is one of the most forceful presidential statements supporting Taiwan’s autonomy in decades. The United States has traditionally avoided such explicit security assurances to Taiwan, maintaining a policy of “strategic ambiguity” instead.

Biden’s remarks drew a backlash from the Chinese mainland. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin expressed strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to Biden’s statement, saying: “There is no room for compromise and concessions in China on China’s core interests such as sovereignty and territorial integrity. China will take firm action to safeguard national sovereignty and security interests.”

Reference link: https://gnews.org/post/p2593482/

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