Taiwanese Defence Minister warns China will invade in 2025 while President Biden confuses reporters about a “Taiwan Agreement.”
Tensions in the Asia Pacific region rose again with the Taiwanese Defence Minister Chiu Kuo Cheng confirming that China will have the ability to launch a full scale invasion of the island in just over three years. This development comes as Chinese PLA Air Force sent its Chengdu J-7 jet fighters and H-6 heavy bombers into the Taiwanese air defence zone over the past several days.
The island nation is seen as a wayward nation by China and it wants to bring it back under its jurisdiction by any means necessary and Taiwan has stated it will protect its sovereignty at any cost after purchasing billions of dollars of American military equipment. Taiwan became the haven of Chinese liberal nationalists after they lost out to the Chinese communists in 1949.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing Wen earlier wrote in the New York based media outlet the Foreign Affairs that the fall of Taipei will be “catastrophic.”
When President Joe Biden was asked about coming to the assistance of the Taiwanese; he confused reporters by saying that the “One China” policy would not be altered then went on to say:
“China has…I’ve spoken with Xi about Taiwan. We agree, we will abide by the Taiwan agreement,” Biden said outside the White House on Tuesday evening, when asked about the incursion of Chinese aircraft into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone. “That’s where we are and I made it clear that I don’t think he should be doing anything other than abiding by the agreement,” he added.
Meanwhile the State Department has called on China to stop its provocation in the Asia Pacific region and if it comes to it the US will defend Taiwan.
Source: Reuters Sputnik
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