President of the United States, On Tuesday, Joe Biden said he and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to respect the Taiwan Relations Act after recent Chinese incursions into Taiwanese airspace.
I spoke with Xi about Taiwan. We agree that we will abide by the Taiwan Agreement. That’s where we are and I’ve made it clear that I don’t think he (Xi) should do anything other than comply with the agreement.”, Biden told the media, according to the White House.
This agreement, approved in 1979, aims to “maintain peace, security and stability in the western Pacific” through “friendly, cultural and other trade relations” with Taipei.
In this way, the United States is allowed to treat Taiwan like any other foreign country, even though it is not officially recognized., as the American newspaper points out ‘The hill’.
In this context, the Biden administration announced, on Tuesday, that National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan, will hold a meeting this week with the high representative of Chinese diplomacy, Yang Jiechi, in Switzerland, where the United States will seek to address the conflict.
And so Sullivan will continue the phone conversation that Xi and Biden had in an effort by the United States to “responsibly” manage the conflict between China and Taiwan.
“We will continue to strive to responsibly manage competition between the United States and China and that is what this meeting is about.”White House deputy spokeswoman Karen Jean-Pierre said to the media.
Tensions between China and Taiwan
in the last hours The Taiwan government has denounced the presence of 56 Chinese military aircraft over its airspace, a daily record after nearly 100 sorties were registered on Monday.
Accordingly, Taiwanese forces issued a series of radio alerts and activated an anti-aircraft system to monitor these incursions, according to the Defense Ministry.
Thus, the Taiwanese president, Tsai Ing-wen warned of the “catastrophic consequences” that could lead to the entire island falling into the hands of China and stressed that she would defend the territory and its democracy in the face of the growing aggression of the Asian giant.
In the same way, Taiwan’s “Prime Minister”, Su Tsing-chang, warned of a serious violation of “regional peace” and indicated that Taiwan should remain on alert at all times for this type of activity.
For its part, the Chinese regime pointed out that the United States should “strictly abide by the one-China principle, abide by the three China-US joint communiques, and handle issues related to Taiwan with caution.”
“It is necessary for the United States to stop supporting the separatist forces pretending for Taiwan independence and take concrete steps to safeguard peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” the spokesperson for the Ministry of Chinese Affairs stressed. Foreigner, Hua Chunying.
(With information from Europa Press)