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Biden says US would defend Taiwan against China invasion

Prime News, International (Washington): US President Joe Biden said on Thursday that his country would do everything to defend Taiwan if it were to be attacked by China.

Authoritarian China has time and again claimed Taiwan as its own territory and would use its military power if the need arises.

“We have a commitment to that.” Biden’s statement was at odds with the long-held US policy known as “strategic ambiguity,” where Washington helps build Taiwan’s defences but does not explicitly promise to come to the island’s help.

He made a similar pledge in August during an interview with ABC, insisting that the United States would always defend key allies, including Taiwan, despite the withdrawal from Afghanistan in the face of the victorious Taliban. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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