The Administration of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, has affirmed on Monday that it will continue “helping” the Taiwanese authorities to maintain their “self-defense capacity”, at the same time that it has demanded China to cease its “military pressure and coercion” against the island.
In recent hours, the Taiwanese government has denounced the presence of 56 Chinese military aircraft over its airspace, a daily record after almost 100 incursions on Monday.
In response, the Taiwanese Forces issued a series of radio warnings and activated the anti-aircraft system to monitor these incursions, as explained by the Ministry of Defense.
In this context, the US government has warned China about the increasing provocations to Taiwan at a time of wear and tear in relations between Washington and Beijing, as reported by the US newspaper ‘The Hill’.
“We have an abiding interest in peace and stability throughout the Taiwan Strait. That’s why we will continue to help Taiwan maintain a self-defense capability,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced during a conference on Monday.
Thus, Psaki has pointed out that the U.S. commitment to Taiwan is “rock solid”, and recalled that the U.S. authorities have been clear about this conflict. “We will continue to monitor the situation very closely,” she said.
For its part, from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs have defended that “Taiwan belongs to China” and have responded that “the United States is not in a position to make irresponsible comments”.
“It is necessary for the United States to stop supporting the separatist forces that are demonstrating in favor of Taiwan’s independence and to take concrete steps to safeguard peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” said Foreign Minister Jua Chunying on Monday.