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Biden Reinforces Stance That U.S. Would Defend Taiwan If China Invades

In an interview Sunday with Scott Pelley on CBS “60 Minutes,” Joe Biden reaffirmed that the United States will defend Taiwan if China decides to invade. When asked directly, “Would US forces defend the island?” Biden answered, “Yes, if, in fact, there was an unprecedented attack.” Biden’s comment contradicts Washington’s longstanding “One China” policy which does not directly support Taiwan’s political independence from China.

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