The United States has never supported Taiwanese independence since it switched recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979. Photo: Reuters
The United States has never supported Taiwanese independence since it switched recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979. Photo: Reuters
Taiwan

Taiwan asserts island’s sovereignty after US restates opposition to independence

  • Kurt Campbell, the US Indo-Pacific coordinator, became the first Biden administration official to set out the White House’s stance on the issue
  • The Taiwanese foreign ministry responded by saying the island is a sovereign state and wants to protect its democratic system

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The United States has never supported Taiwanese independence since it switched recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979. Photo: Reuters
The United States has never supported Taiwanese independence since it switched recognition from Taipei to Beijing in 1979. Photo: Reuters

Corrected [6:07pm, 8 Jul, 2021]

  • [6:07pm, 8 Jul, 2021]

    An earlier version of this article carried a photo caption which incorrectly stated American diplomatic recognition switched from Beijing to Taipei in 1979. The caption has been amended to reflect that it switched from Taipei to Beijing in 1979.

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