Biden pledges to defend Taiwan if China attacks

President Joe Biden vowed to protect Taiwan from any Chinese raid during a CNN city hall on Thursday night.

“You mean the US would come to Taiwan? defense if China would do attackCNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Biden to which the president replied, “Yes, we have a commitment to do that.”

Biden pledges to defend Taiwan if China attacks

In this image from a video by Taiwanese EBC Prime Minister Su Tseng-chang, in purple mask, trying to make one policy speech amid a scuffle between opposition Nationalist party and ruling Democratic Progressive Party lawmakers during a parliament session in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, September 28, 2021. The Legislature of Taiwan on Tuesday degenerated in a noisy fight on Tuesday, after opposition lawmakers issued a significant policy address and ran onto the stage. (EBC via AP)

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Biden was asked by an audience member about recent tests in China of hypersonic rocket and asked him of the United States would hold up to China.

“Do not worry of they will become more powerfulBiden said after reaffirming that the rest… of the world “know” that the United States has the most powerful military in the world.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech via video for the opening ceremony of the Boao forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference, in Beijing Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Xi on called tuesday for more    fair management of global affairs    and, in an implicit rejection of US dominance, said governments should not impose rules on others.  (Ju Peng/Xinhua) via AP)

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech via video for the opening ceremony of the Boao forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference, in Beijing Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Xi on called tuesday for more fair management of global affairs and, in an implicit rejection of US dominance, said governments should not impose rules on others. (Ju Peng/Xinhua) via AP)

Biden also rejected the idea that he wants to start another cold war with China.

“Not me want a cold war with China,” said Biden just want China to understand that we are not going to do that step back and we won’t change a thing of our opinion.”

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The Taiwan Relations Act to which the United States is subject: currently party does not guarantee US will intervene militarily if China attacks Taiwan, which it claimed for decades is sovereign Chinese territory, but states that the United States “will make” available to Taiwan like defense articles and defense Services in such quantity as may be necessary to cover Taiwan in to remain self-sufficient defense capabilities.”

US presidents have striven for a policy of “strategic ambiguity” so that China wouldn’t know exactly what the US response would be to a attack.

Recent aggression against Taiwan has been suggested by the Chinese communist regime that Beijing is looking for test the resolve of the Biden government, in the special in the wake of US withdrawal from Afghanistan, experts tell Fox News.

Beijing has dozens of fighter planes over the last month in the direction of the territory air defense zone, part of a muscular approach to the region die has escalated for months. President Xi Jinping has also renewed calls for to be brought to China, calling for “peaceful reunion.”

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 21: US President Joe Biden walks with first    lady Jill Biden ahead of a Marine One departure for Baltimore, Maryland, October 21, 2021 in the White House in Washington, DC.  President Biden is scheduled to participate in a town hall in Baltimore, where he will discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better agenda with Americans.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 21: US President Joe Biden walks with first lady Jill Biden ahead of a Marine One departure for Baltimore, Maryland, October 21, 2021 in the White House in Washington, DC. President Biden is scheduled to participate in a town hall in Baltimore, where he will discuss the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better agenda with Americans. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Beijing considers Taiwan a breakaway province and claims it is part of it of its own territory. The two countries divide in 1949, and China has stepped up the pressure on the self-ruled nation, while resisting its involvement in international organizations such as the United Nations. The US does not formally recognize Taiwan, but maintains an unofficial relationship and is supportive of it’s democratic government.

Experts say that although there are many reasons for China has recently stepped up its aggressive maneuvers against the US ally, including domestic power struggle, is the chaotic withdrawal of the US from Afghanistan one of die contributing factors.

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“They rattle regularly” up the pressure to pressure Taiwan, pressure the United States and investigate weaknesses, to test U.S resolve”James Anderson, Chairman” of the Institute of World politics and a former senior defense official in the Trump administration, Fox News told. “And probably the closest” cause of the most recent escalation and probing with our sloppy and unfortunate disaster with met regarding the withdrawal from Afghanistan.”

The withdrawal at the end of August is seen as damaging US reputation and commitment in abroad and for the Chinese state media used the chaotic departure as an opportunity to mock the US

“U.S just showed the world that it isn’t in stands of is not willing to small opponent in Afghanistan with all basic weapons,” according to the state-controlled Global Times tweeted. “So in the future, when it urges its allies to challenge superpowers like China and Russia, but few would follow.”

Adam Shaw of Fox News contributed to this report

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