tirsdag 24. mai 2022

China-U.S. Relationship Like Titanic Headed for Iceberg: State Media Says

A state-run newspaper in China said President Joe Biden's Monday comments about the United States intervening militarily if China attempts to take Taiwan by force is representative of the Biden administration's attempts to "hollow out" the One China Policy. The Global Times quoted Da Wei, director of the Center for International Security and Strategy of Tsinghua University in Beijing, as saying that Biden's tactics could result in China-U.S. relations becoming like "the Titanic hitting an iceberg—ending in crisis or worse."

Biden made the comments about an intervention during a joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo. When taking a question from a reporter, the president said the U.S. will continue honoring the One China Policy, which recognizes China's position that Taiwan is part of China, but he also added the U.S. would respond militarily if China attacked the island nation.

If China tried to invade Taiwan, it would "just not be appropriate...it would dislocate the entire region and be another action similar to what happened in Ukraine," Biden said. "America is committed to a One China Policy, but that does not mean China has the jurisdiction to use force to take Taiwan."