Xiao Meiqin, my country’s representative to the United States. Picture: Taken from Xiao Meiqin’s Facebook (file photo)
In an exclusive interview with the CBS program “60 Minutes”, U.S. President Joe Biden once again stated that if an unprecedented attack occurs in the Taiwan Strait, he will send troops to help defend Taiwan. Xiao Meiqin, the representative to the United States, said that after hearing what Biden said, he believes that Taiwan and the United States will continue to cooperate more closely on the existing basis to maintain regional peace and jointly maintain the status quo.
Xiao Meiqin went to Chinatown in Washington today to attend an overseas Chinese event. When asked by the media afterwards about Biden’s latest speech, she mentioned that after hearing Biden’s innermost words, she believed that Taiwan and the United States would continue to adhere to the “Taiwan Relations Act” and the six guarantees. , have closer cooperation to promote and maintain regional peace and stability, and jointly maintain the status quo. Since Biden took office in January last year, at least for the fourth time, he has publicly expressed his willingness to help defend Taiwan. However, White House officials once again clarified to reporters on the evening of the 18th, reiterating that the US policy towards Taiwan has not changed.
The full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in August last year triggered the “unreliable US” remarks. At that time, Biden accepted an exclusive interview with ABC News Network (ABC) and was asked when China ridiculed the Taiwanese people for “can’t rely on the United States”, and referred Taiwan to the United States as a defense. The terms or treaties of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Japan and South Korea are tied, emphasizing that if anyone invades an ally, the United States will take countermeasures.
Biden said at the time: “The United States has a sacred commitment to Article 5[of the NATO founding treaty]that if anyone invades or takes action against our NATO allies, the United States will respond, and the same is true for Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. This is fundamentally It is incomparable (with Afghanistan).” Biden then participated in a public meeting held by CNN in October last year, and during his visit to Japan in May this year, he once again expressed that if Taiwan is attacked by China, the United States will defend Taiwan. , and emphasized that “we have a commitment to this”.