China-America Tensions: China on Monday categorically told the US that it will not tolerate any activity aimed at dividing the country and will continue to defend its sovereignty. Will take all necessary steps. China said that it will make sincere efforts for the peaceful reunification of Taiwan.
News channel ‘CBS News’ Aired on ‘60 Minutes’ In an interview during the program, Joe Biden was asked on Sunday that ‘‘If China attacks Taiwan, will American security forces, American men and women protect it.’’ In response, Biden replied ‘‘yes’’ Told. ‘CBS News’ Told that After the interview, the White House said that there has been no change in US policy. Under this policy, the US believes that the issue of Taiwan should be resolved peacefully, but the policy does not specify whether US security forces can be sent in the event of a Chinese attack.
Why the controversy escalated?
This is the second time since May this year that Joe Biden has responded positively to questions about US military intervention to defend Taiwan’s independence. During his visit to Japan in May, he said that the US, united with Japan and other countries, would not allow China to forcibly occupy Taiwan.
Asked at a press conference in Tokyo whether the US is ready to engage militarily to defend Taiwan, Biden answered the question with ‘‘yes’’ given in.
China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Mao Ning told ‘CBS News’ Responding to Biden’s interview with Joe Biden said on Monday that the US leader’s remarks seriously violated the ‘one China’ policy and three joint government circulars related to Taiwan. He said Biden’s remarks seriously violated the US commitment not to support Taiwan’s independence and sent a wrong signal to forces seeking Taiwan’s independence.
Chinese spokesperson said, ‘‘China condemns and strongly opposes it and we have started several representations in this regard.’’ Mao said, ‘‘China is only one and Taiwan is part of it and the government of the Republic of China (PRC) is the only government representing the whole of China.’’ He said that achieving complete unification of the motherland is the common aspiration and sacred duty of all Chinese people.
Mao said, ‘‘we will strive for the possibility of peaceful integration with utmost sincerity and efforts. In the meantime, we will not tolerate any activity aimed at dividing China and we reserve all options to take the necessary measures.” “We urge the United States to fully understand the extremely important and highly sensitive nature of the Taiwan issue and adhere to the ‘One China’ principle and the three Joint Governing Circulars, not supporting Taiwan’s independence,” he said. Seriously implement the commitment of the American leadership to.’’
when tension escalated
Joe Biden’s statement came at a time when the government of Chinese President Xi Jinping tried to threaten Taiwan by firing missiles into the sea and sending fighter planes to the nearby areas. is of. Several political figures, including US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have visited Taiwan, due to which tensions have increased.
Meanwhile, Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry has called for ‘‘reaffirmation of the US government’s firm commitment to the security of Taiwan’’ Thanked Biden on Monday. Earlier this month, the US agreed to sell US$1.1 billion in weapons to Taiwan to boost its defense capabilities. China had expressed a lot of displeasure about this. Tensions have also arisen between the two countries regarding Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.