Remarks by the US president come amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing and follow a contentious visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Visits by foreign law-makers to Taiwan are nothing new. So why did China react in such a heavy-handed manner to Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit?
Washington must continue to support Taiwan while seeking a better security dialogue with Beijing.
Chinese fighter jets buzzed the line separating China and Taiwan just hours before the US House speaker arrived on the island.
Biden’s suggestion that the US is prepared to intervene militarily if Taiwan was invaded was quickly walked back by White House officials.
China and the US have differing interpretations of the law of the sea – and this is fuelling deep distrust and suspicion.
Recent speeches by the leaders of China and Taiwan have turned up the heat on relations across the Taiwan Strait.
A new survey of Taiwanese and Australian citizens has revealed some surprising results about their views on security and China.