Friday, October 22, 2021

White House Walks Back President Biden's Vow To Defend Taiwan From China


Insider: The White House had to row back Biden's comments after he suggested the US would defend Taiwan from an attack by China 

* Biden told a CNN town hall on Thursday the US would defend Taiwan from a Chinese attack. 

* The White House later clarified that the US policy of "strategic ambiguity" had not changed. 

* China's recent military activity has raised fears it will try to seize the island, which it considers its own. 

The White House clarified President Joe Biden's comments after he said the US would defend Taiwan if it was attacked by China, in what appeared to be a significant shift in US foreign policy. 

When asked by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper at a Thursday town hall event whether Biden would defend Taiwan if China attacked it, the president replied: "Yes, we have a commitment to do that." 

Aggressive Chinese rhetoric and military activity in recent months have raised tensions in Taiwan, which has for decades governed itself as an independent state and which China claims as part of its sovereign territory.  

Read more ....  

WNU Editor: No kidding .... Biden sparks confusion with commitment to Taiwan’s defence (SCMP) 

Beijing is not convinced .... China Outraged at Biden’s Military Pledge for Taiwan – Despite White House Walkback (US News and World Report). 

As to what is my take. 

This is not how you run foreign policy. 

More News On The White House Walking Back President Biden's Vow To Defend Taiwan From China 

Joe Biden misspeaks on Taiwan again as White House issues clarification on China remarks -- Newsweek  

White House walks back Biden's town hall words: Clarifies he does NOT have the power to mobilize National Guard to fix supply chain crisis and says he overstepped the mark with vow to defend Taiwan from China -- Daily Mail  

White House says no change in policy on Taiwan -- Reuters


Anonymous said...

They didn't do it at the town hall as I said, but we both agreed they'll walk it back

Anonymous said...

This is the danger of having someone like Biden (who is old and confused) as President of the USA.

Anon said...

Foreign policy cannot save relations when it comes to China

Anonymous said...

@759 agreed

It's a very good comment

The rise of China is also directly linked to betrayal from your own. Biden received millions, and your media suppressed this before the election

And of course as always China would never react to US threats because even Miley publicly betrayed you, admitted to it, and because you're mentally and morally neutered, and have been conditioned to even accept admitted treason from the left, nothing has happened

Biden sabotaged your energy independence, costing you a cool trillion and he did it because he promised Xi

It's all there, but you guys have given up.. full on programmed

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