He was asked twice if the United States would defend Taiwan.
“Yes, we have an obligation to do so,” President Joe Biden said at a hearing organized by CNN Thursday night, U.S. time.
The question came after information about an alleged Chinese test of a so-called hypersonic robot. It is said that a complete revolution was sent around the Earth before it hit the sea, according to information a week ago in the American Defense newspaper. one defense And the British financial times.
The Pentagon is not ready
It is said that the information about the test surprised the headquarters of the US Department of Defense. As a result, the willingness of the United States for China has been questioned. But Biden said there are no holes in the defense.
China, Russia and the rest of the world realize that we have the most powerful army in the history of the world. He said don’t worry if they get stronger.
He continued about China:
“You have to worry about whether they’re going to do things that could put them in a position where they make a huge mistake,” Biden said.
But he did not explain what would be in this case. The BBC reports on the deliberate “strategic ambiguity” of the United States in relation to China.
China’s massive gambit
Biden made a similar statement two months ago. This resulted in questions about whether the United States had changed its policy toward Taiwan. But the White House claims it’s the same strategy as before.
In recent weeks, China sent Large groups of fighters and bombers near Taoyuan Which passed through an air defense zone (ADIZ) claimed by Taoyuan and required foreign planes to identify themselves there. This has led to an escalation of the conflict between China and Taiwan.
There are no formal diplomatic relations between the United States and Taiwan, but they do sell weapons to the country.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said that recently The “reunification” between China and Taiwan is inevitable.
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