U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he might want to involve power to protect Taiwan against Chinese hostility in a remark that appeared to extend the constraints of the questionable U.S. strategy towards oneself governed island.
While Washington is legally necessary to furnish Taiwan with the resources to guard itself, it has long followed a strategy of “vital equivocalness” on whether it would mediate militarily to safeguard Taiwan in case of a Chinese assault.
After Mr. Biden offered the comment at a joint news meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, a helper said the president’s proclamation addressed no adjustment of the well established American position to the island that China claims just like own.
A columnist inquired as to whether the United States would protect Taiwan on the off chance that it were gone after. “Indeed,” the President replied.
“That is the responsibility we made,” said Mr. Biden, who aided form a global alliance attempting to defeat Russia’s intrusion of Ukraine.