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Biden says United States would come to Taiwan’s defense

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By Trevor Hunnicutt BALTIMORE (Reuters) -The United States would come to Taiwan’s defense and has a commitment to defend the island China claims as its own territory, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday, comments that appeared to be a break with official policy. “Yes, we have a commitment to do that,” Biden said at a CNN town hall when asked if the United States would come to the defense of Taiwan, which has complained of mounting military and political pressure from Beijing to accept Chinese sovereignty. While Washington is required by law to provide Taiwan with the means to defend itse…

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