China and US trade barbs over future of Taiwan

After President Biden said at a CNN town hall last night he would defend Taiwan from an attack by China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said there is “no room for compromise” on its territorial claims on the island.

The latest trading of barbs between the U.S. and China over Taiwan comes just a few weeks after China seized on the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan to bolster its propaganda against Taiwan. Since then, China has become increasingly aggressive in its incursions into Taiwanese airspace.

“China, Russia, and the rest of the world knows we have the most powerful military in the history of the world. Don’t worry about whether we’re going to – they’re going to be more powerful,” Biden said in the CNN town hall. “What you do have to worry about is whether or not they’re going to engage in activities that will put them in a position where they may make a serious mistake.”

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