US President Biden pledges military aid to Taiwan

US President

Joe Biden triggered a reaction from Beijing with his statements.

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Washington China's government has been severely upset by the US President's pledge of support Joe Biden for Taiwan to respond in the event of a Chinese attack. The comments are a "grave violation" of the "One China Principle" and the commitments made by the United States have been received from Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mao Ning told the press in Beijing on Monday. The US side is sending "the completely wrong signal" to the independence forces in Taiwan. "China is firmly against it."

Biden had assured the democratic island republic of military support, including US troops, in the event of an attack. "Yes, if there were actually an unprecedented attack," Biden said in an interview with the network that aired Sunday CBS to the question, "Would US forces defend the island?"

The question followed: "So in contrast to Ukraine, to put it bluntly: US forces (...) would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion?" Biden also answered this question in the affirmative.

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