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China warns US after Joe Biden says ready to defend Taiwan militarily | World News

BEIJING: China on Monday warned the US mustn’t underestimate its “strong ability” to safeguard the nation’s territory after President Joe Biden stated in Tokyo that Washington may “militarily” defend Taiwan, a self-ruled democracy, which Beijing says is a breakaway area and has not dominated out utilizing pressure to reunify it.

No one ought to underestimate China’s “firm resolve, staunch will and strong ability” to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity, Chinese international ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin stated on Monday.

Biden was requested instantly if the US would defend Taiwan militarily if China invaded at a press convention in Tokyo earlier within the day. “Yes… that’s the commitment we made,” Biden stated, referring to an settlement between Washington and Taipei.

“They (China) are already flirting with danger right now by flying so close and all the manoeuvres that they are undertaking,” Biden stated, referring to the growing cases of Chinese fighter jets flying into Taiwan’s self-declared air defence zone throughout the Taiwan Strait.

Biden’s east Asia tour, Tuesday’s Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad summit and the US’s Indo-Pacific technique have already come underneath sharp criticism from China, which has stated the bloc is inciting confrontation within the area.

Biden’s Taiwan assertion led to extra censure from China.

“On issues that bear on China’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and other core interests, no one shall expect China to make any compromise or trade-offs,” Wang was quoted as saying by China’s nationwide broadcaster, warning the US not to stand on the other facet of the 1.4 billion Chinese individuals.

Wang stated the US ought to comply with the one-China precept and prerequisites within the three China-US joint communiques, and honour its dedication to not assist “Taiwan independence”.

Chinese state councillor and international minister, Wang Yi, addressing a multilateral over video hyperlink, individually launched one other salvo of criticism towards the US.

Wang urged Asia-Pacific international locations to reject any try to introduce navy bloc or camp confrontation into the area, in a reference to Quad, which he has equated with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) up to now.

Wang made the remarks whereas delivering a digital speech on the opening ceremony of the 78th session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). “…we should unswervingly safeguard peace and stability, firmly uphold the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and unequivocally reject any attempt to introduce military blocs and bloc confrontation into the Asia-Pacific region,” Wang stated.

“The peace and prosperity of the Asia-Pacific region is not only about the fate of the region, but also about the future of the world,” he stated.


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