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Biden says ‘yes’ US would defend Taiwan against China

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Baltimore (AFP) – President Joe Biden on Thursday said the United States would defend Taiwan if the island were attacked by China, which considers it part of its territory. “Yes,” he responded when asked in a CNN town hall about defending Taiwan. “We have a commitment to that.” Biden’s statement was at odds with the long-held US policy known as “strategic ambiguity,” where Washington helps build Taiwan’s defenses but does not explicitly promise to come to the island’s help. He made a similar pledge in August during an interview with ABC, insisting that the United States would always defend key…

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