US ready to use force to defend Taiwan — Analysis
According to President Joe Biden, Washington may be involved directly in conflict if China attempts to take over the island forcefully
Joe Biden, the US president, indicated Monday that Washington will use military force to defend Taiwan should it be necessary. He said that the US views China’s idea as a possibility during a press conference in Tokyo with Fumio Kirishida, the Japanese Prime Minister. “going in”With its troops is not acceptable.
Biden responded that the US could become involved in any conflict between Taiwan and China by using military force if asked. “Yes,”This is an additional feature “it’s a commitment we made.”Washington is respected by the US leader previously, ‘One China’It recognizes the existence of only one China, led by Beijing.
Biden maintained, however that China does not have any “jurisdiction to go in and use force to take over Taiwan.”It is the idea of an island nation “can be taken by force is just not appropriate. It will dislocate the whole region,”The US president also added.
This is the first time that President Obama has been on an official trip to Asia. This is the first such trip to Asia in this century without a China visit. According to Nikkei Asia news outlet deterring China was one of the main topics in the talks between Biden, Kishida. During these talks, the US president will be accompanied during his visit by Antony Blinken Secretary of State, Gina Raimondo Commerce Secretary, Katherine Tai US Trade Representative, Rahm Emanuel US Ambassador and Jake Sullivan National Security Advisor.
Biden also plans to meet leaders of Australia, India, Japan and Japan during Tuesday’s Quadrilateral security Dialogue (Quad). Later Monday will see the launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework by President Obama. The trade pact is designed to deepen America’s cooperation with the nations in the region in the fields of supply chains, digital trade, clean energy, and the fight against corruption.
The agreement could include up to twelve countries other than the US. These might be Australia, Brunei (India, Indonesia), Japan, Korea and Malaysia as well, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Sullivan on Sunday confirmed that Taiwan won’t be a part of the pact.
“We are looking to deepen our economic partnership with Taiwan, including on high technology issues, including on semiconductor supply,”He said. “But we’re pursuing that in the first instance on a bilateral basis.”
Taiwan accuses China of violating the defense zone repeatedly. In early May, the island nation reported that China’s nuclear-capable bombers entered the zone. Taiwan is de facto independent since 1949 when the remaining remnants from the nationalist government fled to Taiwan after the end of civil war. But Taiwan has never officially declared itself independent from China. Beijing regards Taiwanese authorities as separatists and insists that Taiwan is an inalienable component of China.
Beijing regularly has flexed military muscles near Taiwan, sending large warships and buzzing the area with its aircraft carriers. China and America have also had constant friction with Taiwan. Although the United States does not maintain diplomatic relations with Taipei, it has close military cooperation. Washington has also long proclaimed its commitment to protecting Taiwan’s “independence.”
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