World: Biden says U.S. military would defend Taiwan in the event of «unprecedented attack»

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U.S. President Joe Biden said Sunday that the U.S. military would defend Taiwan in the event of an "unprecedented attack" at a time of increased Chinese air raids on the island.

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The president gave an interview to the US network CBS in which, questioned on whether the United States would help Taiwan militarily, he assured that the Army would help the island "if there were an unprecedented attack".

In the same vein, Biden reaffirmed the U.S. position on Taiwan's independence. Washington supports the 'one China' policy although it maintains commercial and military relations with Taiwan.

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"We stand by what we signed a long time ago (...) We don't move, we don't encourage them to be independent," the US president has said.

The latest U.S. political maneuvers regarding Taiwan have aroused China's criticism, in fact, the visit to the island of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, was responded by Beijing with the organization of a series of military maneuvers in the Taiwan Strait.

Air incursions by the Chinese Armed Forces over the island have multiplied in recent times, something that raises fears in Washington of a possible Chinese military operation over the island, which they consider part of their territory.

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