US President Joe Biden has said that if China invades Taiwan, the US military will defend it. In an interview with a news agency, Biden said that the US does not support Taiwan’s independence but supports the one China policy. Meanwhile, White House officials say that there has been no change in America’s policy towards Taiwan.
Tensions between China and the US have escalated after US Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei in Taiwan last month. America’s policy regarding Taiwan has always been one of ‘strategic ambiguity’.
The US is not committed to defending Taiwan, but does not rule out the option either. America has been taking diplomatic strictness on this issue for a long time.