Baltimore, Reuters. Amid rising tensions between China and Taiwan, US President Joe Biden has said that his country is committed to defending Taiwan from China.
President Joe Biden has said that the US will come to the defense of Taiwan and is committed to protecting it. Significantly, Taiwan considers itself a separate nation, while China has always recognized it as an autonomous part of its own.
The US has been secretly training its military forces in Taiwan with a small contingent of military instructors for at least a year. This has been claimed in a recent media report. In view of the rivalry with China, this step of America is considered very important.
Taiwan’s warning to China
Taiwan has warned China that it will have “disastrous consequences for regional peace” if China takes over the island after several days of incursions by Beijing warplanes. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen has made it clear that Taiwan will not miss doing whatever it takes to protect itself.
About 150 Chinese warplanes have violated Taiwan’s airspace in recent days. Chinese jets flew over Taiwan’s airspace, which is seen as a major escalation in Chinese aggression. Chinese President Xi Jinping has called the seizure of self-governing democracy “inevitable” and Beijing has been pressuring Tsai since she was elected in 2016 on an “independent” Taiwan mandate, the report said. .
This statement of the President of Taiwan has also come to the fore at a time when China is trying to put pressure on Taiwan. In fact, China considers Taiwan as its part. On the other hand, Taiwan considers itself a separate independent democratic country.
Since 1979, when Washington established diplomatic relations with China, US troops have not been on the island permanently.