South Asia and Beyond

Will Defend Taiwan If China Attacks: Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden said his country would come to Taiwan’s aid if it was attacked by China. “We have a commitment to that,” he said, which is seen as a break from the policy of strategic ambiguity maintained by Washington. Until now, it was understood that the U.S. would help build Taiwan’s defences with no explicit promise to help the island in the event of invasion.