US President Joe Biden caused confusion with his remarks about Taiwan during a CNN town hall on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US President Joe Biden caused confusion with his remarks about Taiwan during a CNN town hall on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Biden sparks confusion with commitment to Taiwan’s defence if Beijing attacks

  • US president affirms that Washington would defend the island if it was attacked by mainland forces, contradicting long-standing position
  • The last time he made similar remarks the White House stressed the administration’s Taiwan policy had ‘not changed’

Topic |   US-China relations
US President Joe Biden caused confusion with his remarks about Taiwan during a CNN town hall on Thursday. Photo: AFP
US President Joe Biden caused confusion with his remarks about Taiwan during a CNN town hall on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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