President Joe Biden said US troops would defend Taiwan in the event of an attack by the PLA. Photo: AFP
President Joe Biden said US troops would defend Taiwan in the event of an attack by the PLA. Photo: AFP
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Joe Biden’s loose talk complicates tensions in the Taiwan Strait

  • His pledge – for the fourth time in just two years – to militarily intervene should China invade the island can no longer be dismissed as the ramblings of a 79-year-old man; words matter, none more so than those of the US president

President Joe Biden said US troops would defend Taiwan in the event of an attack by the PLA. Photo: AFP
President Joe Biden said US troops would defend Taiwan in the event of an attack by the PLA. Photo: AFP
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