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The White House reiterated that its policy on Taiwan has not changed

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In the United States President Biden on Sunday, September 18, said in an interview with the fourth degree of American military made in China will send troops to defend Taiwan, after the White House to print too coordinator Campbell (Kurt Campbell) 19 at a BBS in Washington, said Biden’s comments on defend Taiwan “self-evident”, American policy had not changed. “I don’t think it’s appropriate to call the remarks that came out of the White House today a presidential avoidance,” he said. What the president said speaks for itself, and I do think our policy has been consistent, hasn’t changed and will continue.”

While the White House has repeatedly reiterated that U.S. policy toward Taiwan has not changed, some experts believe Biden’s move could be a deliberate or unintended weakening of the U.S. ‘s longstanding nonstance on Taiwan independence. Some analysts say China will see Biden’s comments as tacit support for Taiwan to declare independence, a red line for Beijing. Mr. Biden’s comments are more likely to increase the likelihood of hostile action by China than a public pledge that the U.S. will send troops to defend Taiwan, these people added, because Beijing likely already believes that Washington will do so.

Craig Singleton, a China policy expert at the Foundation to Defend Democracies, told Reuters: “It is incoherent to argue that U.S. policy on Taiwan has not changed while claiming that the U.S. has a commitment to fight for Taiwan and that Taiwan should make its own judgment on independence. Beijing may be concerned that Biden is suggesting that Taiwan can decide for itself whether to become independent.”

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Kurt Campbell, the White House coordinator for Indo-Pacific affairs, told a forum in Washington on Wednesday that Biden’s comments on defending Taiwan “speak for themselves” and that U.S. policy has not changed.

Some Republican aides praised Biden’s comments in the interview on Tuesday, but also blasted the White House for clarifying them publicly again. “The president directly affirmed the United States’ long-standing one China policy,” said Adrienne Watson, a spokeswoman for the Biden administration’s National Security Council.

Mr. Biden’s comments drew support from some Allies. Viktorija Cmilye-Nielson, speaker of Lithuania’s parliament, who is visiting the United States, told Reuters that Biden’s comments were “meaningful and timely.”
Jude Blanchette, a China expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, told Reuters that Biden’s speech confounded rather than clarified U.S. policy. “Linguistic accuracy is essential to the US discourse on Taiwan policy,” he said. If we’re going to make a fundamental policy shift, which is that we’re going to defend Taiwan even if it declares independence, then that deserves a much more robust discussion than what everyone is hearing about through his’ 60 Minutes’ interview.”

Ryan Hass, a fellow at the Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution in Washington, wrote on Twitter that it would undermine the credibility of U.S. public statements if Washington continued to suggest that U.S. policy toward Taiwan has not changed after every statement by Biden that the U.S. would send troops to defend Taiwan. “The best that can be said is that the goal of the United States has not changed, which is to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait,” he wrote.

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