“Action against Taiwan would be a serious mistake”: US warns China
Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, issued a warning to China saying that it would be a “serious mistake’ to change Taiwan’s status quo amid intense relations between Washington and Beijing over Taiwan’s sovereignty.
In an interview with NBC News, Antony Blinken, the US Secretary Of State, has stated that the United States is concerned over the increasingly “aggressive” actions by the government in Beijing, directed at Taiwan. This has created serious tensions in the strait. According to the Taiwan Relations Act, the US has a commitment to make sure that it is sustaining peace and security in the Western Pacific region.
“We have a commitment to Taiwan under Taiwan Relation Act, a bipartisan commitment, that has existed for many years, to make sure that Taiwan has the ability to defend itself. It would be a serious mistake for anyone to change the existing status quo by force,” the US diplomat added.
When asked about whether Washington’s “commitments” included military action against China, Blinken said that he would not be discussing “hypotheticals” and instead, stated that the US would depend on Taiwan’s ability to defend itself.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday (April 11) issued a warning to China stating it would be a “serious mistake” for anyone to attempt to change Taiwan`s “status quo” amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over the island country`s sovereignty.
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