The United States has again pledged its military support to Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion. “This is the commitment we have made,” said US President Joe Biden when asked about this at a meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Monday. China “plays with danger,” he stressed.

The US would support the One China policy, but not the idea of ​​using force to implement it. “It’s just not appropriate.” Biden had already caused a stir in October with the explicit assurance of military support for Taiwan in the event of a possible attack by China. Beijing reacted sharply.

Beijing sees Taiwan as a breakaway province that should be reunited with the mainland – if necessary with military force. Taiwan seceded from China in 1949 after the communists triumphed in the civil war.