Joe Biden made the comments during a visit to Japan. Photo: ZUMA Press Wire/dpa
Joe Biden made the comments during a visit to Japan. Photo: ZUMA Press Wire/dpa

Joe Biden’s comments about defending Taiwan ‘send signal to Beijing without changing US policy’

  • Washington insists US policy has not changed after the president said the US had made a commitment to defend Taiwan if attacked by the mainland
  • Observers say Biden has sent a ‘politically useful’ signal to Beijing without formally ditching its policy of ‘strategic ambiguity’

Joe Biden made the comments during a visit to Japan. Photo: ZUMA Press Wire/dpa
Joe Biden made the comments during a visit to Japan. Photo: ZUMA Press Wire/dpa
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