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Blinken Says Associates Would ‘Take Action’ If China Attacks Taiwan

Blinken Says Associates Would ‘Take Action’ If China Attacks Taiwan

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, “allied nations would be prepared to “take action” if China uses force against Taiwan, though he again refused to say whether the Biden administration would be prepared to use the U.S. military in such a conflict.”

Blinken said at the New York Times Dealbook conference Wednesday, “There are many countries both in the region and beyond that would see any unilateral action to use force to disrupt the status quo as a significant threat to peace and security, And they too would take action in the event that happened.”

Blinken was responding to an inquiry concerning the degree of the U.S. obligation to Taiwan, which is self-administered however is asserted by China as a component of its domain. President Joe Biden has planted disarray over the issue as of late by saying the U.S. was ready to protect Taiwan in case of an assault – remarks that seemed to go past U.S. responsibilities to ensure Taiwan can protect itself.

The question has gained urgency amid rising U.S.-China tensions. China has ramped up military flights near Taiwan, flying more than 200 planes into the island’s air-defense-identification zone in October, and some analysts have warned that President Xi Jinping may be preparing for an invasion in coming years.

White House officials have said, “Biden’s remarks don’t reflect a change in policy, and interviewers have repeatedly pressed Blinken to clear up the discrepancy between Biden’s seemingly more aggressive posture and past U.S. statements. Each time, Blinken has been careful to hew closely to the official line, and he did so again Wednesday.”

Blinken said, “We stand strongly against anyone taking unilateral action to disrupt the status quo by force, and we have commitments, long-standing commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act to make sure that Taiwan has the ability to defend itself, Our role is to make sure that it has the means to defend itself because if it does, that is the best deterrent against any very, very, very unfortunate action that might be contemplated.”

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