søndag 31. oktober 2021

U.S. Strengthening Ties with Taiwan, Prompting China to Say U.S. Will Suffer 'Great Defeat'

After U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on the United Nations to support Taiwan on Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin promised to defeat anyone who challenges them as the "sole legitimate government" representing the whole of China, including Taiwan, the Associated Press reported. "If anyone still tries to challenge the one-China principle and challenge UNGA Resolution 2758, they will only suffer an even greater defeat," Wang said.

Blinken's call for support was to assist Taiwan in its participation in international organizations related to health, climate change, culture, education and transportation. According to Sandra Oudkirk, the director of the American Institute in Taiwan, the U.S. is deeply committed to working with Taiwan in areas such as supply chains and cybersecurity.

"The value of our partnership and our support for Taiwan is rock solid. We are committed to deepening our ties with Taiwan," Oudkirk said. The U.S. continued support and partnership with Taiwan comes as tensions between Taiwan and China continue to rise.