China has spared yet more World War 3 fears after it issued an angry response to US president Joe Biden speaking about his “commitment” to helping Taiwan in the event of the “impending” Chinese attack
China has responded with anger towards the US after president Joe Biden appeared to confirm Washington will defend Taiwan if attacked by the communist country – sparking fears of World War 3.
In response to Mr Biden’s comments, Chinese foreign spokesperson Wang Wenbin said there was “no room” for China to compromise over Taiwan.
He said: “When it comes to issues related to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and other core interests, there is no room for China to compromise or make concessions.
“No one should underestimate the strong determination, firm will and strong ability of the Chinese people to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.
“Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory. The Taiwan issue is purely an internal affair of China that allows no foreign intervention.”
The president’s comments mark the second time since August that he has warned about the US coming to Taiwan’s aid in the event of an attack from China.
Asked on TV whether the US would help Taiwan, Mr Biden said: “Yes, we have a commitment to do that.”
China considers Taiwan its territory, and has vowed to take the self-ruled democratic island by force if necessary.
On China’s National Day, the communist country’s People’s Liberation Army sent around 150 fighter jets and nuclear bombers to Taiwan’s air defence identification zone.
China could also be seen conducting beach landing exercises on its side of the Taiwan Straight, which is roughly 100 miles wide.
Mr Wang has warned the US to “be cautious with its words and actions on the Taiwan issue and not send any wrong signals to the separatist forces of Taiwan independence, so as not to seriously damage China-US relations and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait”.
According to analysts, messages of support for Taiwan from the US are worrying Chinese officials that these could encourage Taiwan’s government to take serious steps towards becoming fully independent.
Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-Wen has said recently that “there should be absolutely no illusions that the Taiwanese people will bow to pressure”.
However, she also warned that the country would not “rashly advance” in the face of support from other countries.
A White House spokesperson said: “The US defence relationship with Taiwan is guided by the Taiwan Relations Act. We will. Brinkwire presents summary news.