BLUFChinese authorities have denounced US President Biden’s assertion that the US and Japan would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan, as that would jeopardise Chinese President Xi Jinping's ambition of national integration.
This article, by BusinessToday.In, makes the following points:
- China views Taiwan as a renegade province that should be reunified with the mainland, by force if necessary.
- The US has no official diplomatic ties with Taiwan, but sells arms to it as part of its Taiwan Relations Act, which states that the US must provide the island with the means to defend itself.
Following President Biden’s statement, China hit back saying Taiwan was ‘an inalienable part of the Chinese territory and the Taiwan question is purely China’s internal affair’ and warned that ‘Chia will take firm actions to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests.
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References from the Web:
- MAY 2021 Countering China’s Adventurism Over Taiwan: A Third Way—Lowy Institute
- MAY 2022 China and Taiwan: A really simple guide—BBC
- MAY 2022 Why Taiwan’s Status Risks Igniting a US-China Clash—Bloomberg