On Tuesday in Tokyo, Joe Biden strongly emphasized that the United States has not changed its policy toward Taiwan. This policy is to deliberately hover over questions about whether the United States would defend Taiwan from a Chinese attack. Strategic ambiguity, as it is usually called. China should be nervous and discouraged from invading Taiwan militarily. Taiwan should refrain from provoking China by declaring independence.
But about the United States He didn’t change his line, one might wonder why Joe Biden the day before in one day He said frankly and unusually that the United States would defend Taiwan militarily If the island was attacked by China. He also said that the compelling reason to punish Vladimir Putin for his “barbarism” in Ukraine was to deter China from invading Taiwan. China believes that Taiwan belongs to its territory, and Xi Jinping has promised to carry out “reunification”, if it is to do so by military force.
Under Joe Biden, hard-to-explain American policies have become more and more opaque. On the one hand, Biden claims that nothing has changed, and on the other hand, this was the third time he had done so Unusually states that the United States has an obligation to defend Taiwan.
In all cases, his colleagues asserted immediately afterward that the policy of “China” is consistent, that is, the United States recognizes China in diplomacy but undertakes to ensure that Taiwan enjoys full self-defense. This does not include a direct promise of military intervention if Taiwan is invaded.
Although Biden has been known for sticking his tongue out, frogs are unlikely to jump out of their mouths multiple times when it comes to an issue as important as Taiwan. American politics has been around for 40 years and Joe Biden is well aware of it.
Although Biden Frogs are notorious for shaving their tongue, frogs are unlikely to jump out of their mouths multiple times when it comes to an issue as important as Taiwan. American politics has been around for 40 years and Joe Biden is well aware of it.
Biden may have listened to US experts calling for abandoning the ambiguous position and claiming that the apparent promise to effectively defend Taiwan further discourages China. On the other hand, this kind of attitude is considered provocative for China and, according to critics, it risks leading to hasty decisions.
As for Joe Biden Too early to say. But one thing is for sure. His comments do not contribute to any thaw in the already frozen relationship between the United States and China. Unexpectedly, China responded indignantly, warning in a statement that it must protect its interests.
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