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Relax, China, the White House walked his comment back by saying everything is status quo.

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Biden's comments appeared to depart from decades of U.S. policy towards Taiwan.

America has not had a precise expressor of its policies since Obama.

Seems like it should be a minimum bar for the most powerful elected official in the world.

America will not commit boots on the ground in a conflict over Taiwan.

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China getting mad because Biden violates a policy Beijing doesn’t like and China has broken how many policies the international world didn’t agree with? Rich coming from the CCP.

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How can US defend Taiwan,when we do not have any bases in Taiwan,and Taiwan is about 400 miles from Okinawa,the US do have enough amphibious ship,it would be suicidal to even attempt a landing

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To me, it doesn't seem walked back, but that what Biden said indicates no change in the US policy (i.e. US always planned to send troops to Taiwan). Probably their comment is intentionally ambiguous though.

Relax, China, the White House walked his comment back by saying everything is status quo.

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Saying that the US wants a peaceful resolution AND if China attacks, the YS will respond is neither walking back nor really changing US policy on Taiwan.

Joe just said the second half more explicitly than his predecessors.

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Biden does not know the meaning of the word unprecedented.

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Didn’t China break its own promise, just as it did regarding Hong Kong, of a gentle and peaceful reunification with Taiwan?

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The CCP will not be attacking Taiwan, they will be attacking their political opponents of the ROC to try and claim absolute control over China by the CCP.

This isn't about the "re-unification" of China. It is about the CCP demanding absolute power over everyone in China with no democratically elected political opponents.

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Even if he might not have known precisely what he was saying, feels like the US is pushing China in areas it knows are sensitive. This is just ridiculous - what exactly is being achieved in terms of Taiwan's sovereignty or similar?

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Fall, Pelosi is out the door come January,you foreigner think that are fimilar with American , should not assume , anything you believe is etched in stone

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YrralToday  08:43 am JST

How can US defend Taiwan,when we do not have any bases in Taiwan,and Taiwan is about 400 miles from Okinawa,the US do have enough amphibious ship,it would be suicidal to even attempt a landing

That's like asking how the US responded to Panama's declaration of war against the US in December 1989. George H W Bush sent in the airborne, diverted a few ships and the Panama war was on.

And on this very night in 1994, Bill Clinton sent paratroopers to invade Haiti. Just like that.

We can, we have, we will if we have to.

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If CCP China wants Taiwan, they can have it, so long as they peacefully convince the Taiwanese of it.

Violently attacking Taiwan would show CCP China to be a bstrd nation, just like their friend Putin in Russia.

It would not be a good move by CCP China.

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China reacted angrily on Monday, with foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning telling a regular press briefing: "The U.S. remarks... severely violate the important commitment the U.S. made not to support Taiwan independence, and send a seriously erroneous signal to Taiwanese separatist independence forces."

I don’t think we should be worried about hurting feelings of genocidal regimes.

"We are willing to make the biggest sincere efforts to strive for the prospect of peaceful reunification," Mao said. "At the same time, we will never tolerate any activities aimed at splitting the country, and reserve the choice to take all necessary measures."

Taiwan is a peaceful, democratic country and will never merge with a China ruled by brutal, despotic and murderous dictators!!!

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Brutal dictators like xi and pooty want to be known for conquering other nations in the false hope of being glorified through ages.

pooty will get overthrown soon, the decimated Russian army will never forgive him for putting them in such a situation.

It's for xi to decide if he wants a similar fate, the CCP is brutal when it finds people no longer useful!!!

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Yrral

How can US defend Taiwan,when we do not have any bases in Taiwan,and Taiwan is about 400 miles from Okinawa...

They have these called Aircraft carriers...

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Yet another futile caution to US.

We hear the highly disciplined PLA's combat ability, read the efficient hi-tech weapons they possessed. But there is no concrete proof in reality.

Would Beijing want to show the world its might..?

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How can US defend Taiwan,when we do not have any bases in Taiwan,and Taiwan is about 400 miles from Okinawa,the US do have enough amphibious ship,it would be suicidal to even attempt a landing

Why would they need amphibious ships? Any US intervention would be in the form of its navy and air forces, not its ground forces.

If China wants to invade Taiwan it has to send transport ships across 160km of open seas, and then will have to maintain sea-borne transport lines thereafter to reinforce and supply its army. If the US intervenes it would likely mainly focus on interdicting these, something it is quite capable of doing. They don't need to land any forces on Taiwan itself.

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I'm a US citizen and was born there...

Fall, Pelosi is out the door come January,you foreigner think that are fimilar with American , should not assume , anything you believe is etched in stone

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The Taiwan Relations Act, 1979, states that the US, “shall maintain the capacity of the United States to resist any resort to force or other forms of coercion that would jeopardize the security, or social or economic system, of the people of Taiwan.” Nothing has changed except increased coercion on the Chinese side. Biden said nothing new. China’s actions are what is new.

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Relax, China, the White House walked his comment back by saying everything is status quo.

Relax, China, the White House respects the status quo, never claims that China's mainland territory belongs to Taiwan :P

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Let me fix this sentence:

*Washington was forced by the CCP-Chinese to cut formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan in 1979*

Had the CCP left the status quo by not constantly saying they will use force to invade Taiwan, then none of this would be happening. All the petty little things the CCP tries to get other countries to do that are anti-Taiwan add up, from sports, to economic bullying, to military build ups just across the strait from Taiwan, to provocative military operations all around Taiwan. The US didn't do those things. Taiwan didn't do those things. It was the CCP leadership that did.

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America will not commit boots on the ground in a conflict over Taiwan.

Of course the US will. You do not understand how strongly the US Congress supports Taiwan. There is a law being debated in Congress to facilitate this so a future President does not have to have prior Congressional approval to rush forces to Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion.

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Why would they need amphibious ships? Any US intervention would be in the form of its navy and air forces, not its ground forces.

The US would deploy land forces to Taiwan by air and by ship. The US would not have to conduct an amphibious operation as it could use Taiwanese ports to disembark equipment. But yes the main effort would be with air and naval forces, including blockading China bound ships attempting to pass through the Straits of Malacca or leaving the Straits of Hormuz with a particular emphasis on stopping oil and gas shipments to China.

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How can US defend Taiwan,when we do not have any bases in Taiwan,and Taiwan is about 400 miles from Okinawa,the US do have enough amphibious ship,it would be suicidal to even attempt a landing

For one thing, it would require a month, probably a few months to assemble the forces necessary to invade Taiwan. This will not go unnoticed by US and allied intelligence organizations who follow the activities of the Chinese military with great detail. All those brigades of land forces have to come by train from various bases and assemble at their ports. Ships take time to load a landing force. Activities like this are impossible to hide. The US and allies would have time to move forces to Taiwan ahead of any Chinese landing attempt. The US would probably mine the Taiwan Strait from the air and with the latest aerial mines that use what is basically a JDAM kit with wings to extend their glide can do so from stand off distances. A rapid and substantial reinforcement of Taiwan could be enough to deter an invasion and stop it if the Chinese didn't take the hint.

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fxgaiSep. 20  11:58 am JST

Violently attacking Taiwan would show CCP China to be a bstrd nation, just like their friend Putin in Russia.

It would not be a good move by CCP China.

Xi is just popping his chops off again. He needs to be a man and suck it up. Joe ain't taking any crap from the CCP. He is reestablishing the diplomacy and honor that the US lost during the dictatorship,

RedstormSep. 20  05:26 pm JST

China violates policies daily.

They violate the Geneva Convention of Human Rights every single day.

2020hindsightsSep. 20  12:58 pm JST

Yrral

How can US defend Taiwan,when we do not have any bases in Taiwan,and Taiwan is about 400 miles from Okinawa...

They have these called Aircraft carriers...

Just a couple of aircraft carriers (or three) and their companion vessels can wage a local regional war quite efficiently. The US Sixth Fleet is a huge mean war machine. That's pretty much how the 1986 Libya war was fought (mostly), the Bosnia and Kosovo wars (ground forces were supplied by neighboring NATO nations), the 2011 Libya war, the ISIS war and others.

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