US President Joe Biden attending an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework event in Tokyo on Monday. It is Biden’s first official presidential visit to Asia. Photo: AP
US President Joe Biden attending an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework event in Tokyo on Monday. It is Biden’s first official presidential visit to Asia. Photo: AP
Taiwan

Joe Biden’s comments on US defending Taiwan could cause missteps, analysts say

  • The US president’s assertion that America would be willing to get involved militarily to defend the self-governing island appears to erode long-standing strategic ambiguity
  • Some China watchers say the commander-in-chief’s string of unclear statements on the matter could heighten uncertainty, confusing Beijing and others in the region

US President Joe Biden attending an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework event in Tokyo on Monday. It is Biden’s first official presidential visit to Asia. Photo: AP
US President Joe Biden attending an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework event in Tokyo on Monday. It is Biden’s first official presidential visit to Asia. Photo: AP
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