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White House: US Stance on Taiwan Remains the Same

Voice of America
09 Mar 2021, 13:35 GMT+10

WHITE HOUSE - The administration of President Joe Biden is brushing off a fresh warning from China that is calling for a change of policy toward Taiwan.

China's foreign minister, Wang Yi, says Washington needs to roll back what he termed the Trump administration's "dangerous practice" of showing support for Taiwan - adding Beijing has "no room for compromise."

White House Press Secretary Jan Psaki, asked by VOA about the top diplomat's warning, said the United States will maintain its long-standing commitments to Taipei.

"And we will continue to assist Taiwan in maintaining a sufficient self-defense capability. So, our position remains the same," Psaki said.

Biden has said he seeks a more civil relationship with China, but he has not rescinded Trump's tough moves regarding technology, trade and human rights.

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