The president of USA, Joe Bidenstated this Wednesday before the UN General Assembly not looking for a new cold war with china and stressed that his government will not support unilateral changes to the status quo with Taiwan.
“We do not seek conflict, we do not seek a Cold War. We do not want any nation to have to choose between the United States and another ally. But the United States will promote a free, open, safe Indo-Pacific and a prosperous world,” Biden told the Assembly. UN General.
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the american president reiterated his government’s respect for the “one China” principle that Beijing imposes as the basis of its ties with any country, so that the only Chinese Executive that the US must recognize is the one that is based in Beijing, which distances it from Taiwan’s independence aspirations.
Those comments about China and Taiwan come after in an interview with the CBS network, broadcast this Sunday, Biden said he would send US military forces to defend Taiwan in case China invaded the island.
The White House later tried qualify those statements and said that the policy towards Taiwan has not changed.
Tension increased since Nancy Pelosi’s visit
Tension between the United States and China over Taiwan has increased in recent months with China’s military maneuvers near the island and a controversial visit in early August by the president of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.
The United States maintains a policy of “strategic ambiguity” towards Taiwan, leaving it up in the air whether it would act to defend it militarily, although the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979 makes the United States the power that gives it the most weapons.
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Under this act, the United States announced at the beginning of the month a military assistance package to the island worth 1.1 billion dollars, the largest granted to Taipei by the Biden government so far.