Biden’s pick for China Ambassador says ‘we can’t trust the Chinese’ on Taiwan | American foreign policy

US President Joe Biden’s Candidate as Ambassador in Beijing on On Wednesday, China said it was aggressive and unreliable, insisting that Taiwan’s defenses be strengthened against the threat of Chinese invasion should be a US priority.

Speak met the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, which is due to: confirm his appointment Nicholas Burns condemned recent incursions by Chinese warplanes in Taiwan air defense zone and called them “extremely objectionable”.

“We certainly cannot trust the Chinese” on the issue of Taiwan, Burns said. “It is our responsibility to make Taiwan a tough nut to crack.”

The United States has recognized the People’s Republic since 1979 of China, but at the same time the US Congress demands that Washington provide Taiwan with resources of self defense.

The island has had its own government since the communist takeover of mainland China in 1949, but Beijing considers Taiwan a part of to assimilate his territory one day, against force If necessary.

However, Chinese President Xi Jinping recently pushed for a “peaceful reunification”.

Burns – a career diplomat who has worked in a number of US governments, both Democrats and Republicans, did not mince their words on Wednesday.

He blamed the Chinese government of to be “an aggressor” against India along their long Himalayan frontier, against Vietnam, the Philippines and others in the South China Sea, against Japan, in the East China Sea.

“Beijing has launched an intimidation” campaign against Australia, and even more recently Lithuania.

“The Genocide of the PRC” in Xinjiang, its abuses in Tibet, it suffocates of Hong Kong’s autonomy and freedoms and its bullying of Taiwan is unjust and must stop,” he continued.

But Burns stressed that China’s power should not to be overestimated: “They have very few friends. They have no real allies.”

“We should not exaggerate their strengths of underestimate the strengths of the United States,” he told the commission.

“What we need is confidence that the United States is a strong country.”

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