24 May 2022

White House Walks Back Biden's Promise to Defend Taiwan in Latest Twist over US Stance


WASHINGTON — For the third time in less than a year, President Joe Biden has stirred controversy with his comments about Taiwan . The latest example came during his visit to Japan, when a reporter asked if the United States would respond militarily if China invaded the island.“Yes,” he said Monday. “That’s the commitment we made.”A White House official said Biden was not outlining a change in U.S. policy toward Taiwan, a self-governing island that China views as a breakaway province that should [...]