Biden: US would intervene militarily if China attempted to invade Taiwan
Reporter: “Are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if it comes to that?”
President Joe Biden: “Yes.”
Reporter: “You are?”
President Joe Biden: “That’s a commitment we made.”
Shannon Longworth: PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS DRAWING A LINE IN THE SAND FOR CHINA.
DURING A STOP IN JAPAN MONDAY, BIDEN SAID THE U-S *WOULD* TAKE MILITARY ACTION IF BEIJING WERE TO TRY AND TAKE TAIWAN BY FORCE.
President Joe Biden: “We support the ‘One China’ policy, we support all that we’ve done in the past, but that does not mean that China has the jurisdiction to go in and use force to take over Taiwan.”
Shannon Longworth: THE WHITE HOUSE HAS WALKED BACK BIDEN’S STATEMENT, SAYING THERE’S NO CHANGE IN U-S POLICY TOWARD CHINA.
MEANWHILE, *CHINESE* OFFICIALS SAY THERE’S NO ROOM FOR COMPROMISE AND THAT THE COUNTRY WILL TAKE FIRM ACTION TO SAFEGUARD ITS INTERESTS.
CHINA HAS STEPPED UP ITS MILITARY ACTIONS AGAINST TAIWAN IN RECENT YEARS.
RECENT WAR GAMES HAVE DEMONSTRATED HOW A CONFLICT BETWEEN CHINA AND THE US MIGHT ESCALATE IF CHINA INVADES TAIWAN.
US OFFICIALS SAY IT COULD END WITH CHINA RESORTING TO NUCLEAR FORCE.