US reassures Taiwan’s commitment after Biden reveals Central American consensus

The Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs reassured Washington that its attitude toward Taipei had not changed the day after President Joe Biden revealed on October 6 that China had agreed to comply with the “Taiwan Agreement.”

Joan Ou, a spokeswoman for the ministry, said on Wednesday that the ministry would contact the United States and continue to help Taiwan maintain proper self-defense capabilities.

Wu also thanked President Joe Biden for what he called a “solid” commitment, both in words and in action. “We also found that the Biden administration has been seriously concerned about China’s provocative actions in various public places over the past few days,” she said.

Biden said on October 5 that he would comply with the agreement on Taiwan with Chinese leader Xi Jinping. An agreement was reached on a 90-minute phone call last month. The president seems to refer to Washington’s long-standing “one-China policy,” claiming that there is only one sovereign state named “China.”

However, this policy allows the United States to maintain non-diplomatic relations with Taiwan under the Taiwan Relations Act and supply Taiwan with military equipment for the island’s self-defense.

“He doesn’t think so [Xi] Biden told reporters.

The statement was made by the Chinese Communist Party sending a record total of 150 aircraft to Taiwan’s air defense identification zone for five consecutive days starting October 1, the 72nd anniversary of the administration’s one-party rule, and tensions between the two neighbors. It was issued after raising.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on October 6 that “we really need to see some of China’s actions stopped,” and said the operation was “potentially provocative and unstable.” Stated.

The Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs also emphasized that Taiwan will continue to strengthen its self-defense capabilities against China’s coercion.

Tsai Ing-wen
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen is waving at a ceremony to commission a new US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopter at a military base in Taoyuan, Taiwan, on July 17, 2018. (SamYeh / AFP)

For decades since the Communist Party came to power in 1949, Beijing has considered the islands of the Dominion as separate states and has claimed to achieve military unity as needed.

Beijing is intensifying its military aggression into a de facto independent nation, but more Western allies are pursuing informal diplomatic relations with Taipei, causing anger in Beijing.

Thursday, tsai Host a delegation Of a French senator who arrived in Taiwan. She will meet former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who will be visiting later.

The President of Taiwan told the delegation on Thursday that Taiwan will continue to play a role as a member of the international community. The day before, Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-chenk warned that Beijing could launch a full-scale invasion of Taiwan by 2025, calling recent military pressure the “most severe situation” in more than 40 years.

Rita Lee


Rita Lee is a reporter for The Epoch Times, focusing on topics related to China. She started writing the Chinese version in 2018.