As China Threatens Taiwan and Tests Biden, US Responds with Words to Defend Island Ally

Photo of Chinese Military by Brandon Atkinson via (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/) Flickr

China’s communist regime continues to escalate its tests of President Joe Biden’s commitment to defend Taiwan. During the past week alone, a Chinese aircraft carrier group conducted drills in waters off Taiwan and 15 Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ), the fifth day of incursions by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Taiwan’s foreign minister warned on Wednesday, according to Radio Free Asia (RFA), that the country would fight “to the very last day,” if the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was to invade. Other Taiwanese sources threatened to shoot down Chinese military drones in its airspace around the Taiwan-owned Pratas Islands in the South China Sea. This could trigger an explosive escalation.

In response to the Chinese threats, the U.S. State Department spokesperson stated:

Our commitment to Taiwan is rock solid,” U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price told a news briefing on Wednesday.

We think and we know that it contributes to the maintenance of peace and stability in and across the Taiwan Strait and within the region as well,” he said.

“We have, of course, taken note with great concern the pattern of ongoing efforts [by China] and attempts to intimidate in the region including in the context of Taiwan,” Price said, citing the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act that requires the U.S. to “resist any resort to force or other forms of coercion that would jeopardize the security or the social or economic system of the people on Taiwan.”

While some called this a vow to defend Taiwan against a Chinese invasion, others aren’t so certain this is a sufficiently strong, or high-level, public commitment by Team Biden. Especially as the real threat of invasion has grown exponentially in recent years.

In 2018, the Pentagon’s annual report on Chinese military capabilities warned that the PLA is gradually preparing for a possible invasion of Taiwan, as the CCP “continued to develop and deploy increasingly advanced military capabilities intended to coerce Taiwan, signal Chinese resolve, and gradually improve capabilities for an invasion.”

More recently, Admiral Philip Davidson, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Beijing could launch an invasion within the next six years.

The Trump administration took the strongest stance toward China regarding Taiwan of any U.S. president in four decades, sending high level delegations, and supplying advanced weapons, jet fighters, and even offensive missiles for the first time in 40 years. China now wants to see if Biden will follow suit and stay strong – or change course and soften up. ADN

Paul Crespo

Paul Crespo is the Managing Editor of American Defense News. A defense and national security expert, he served as a Marine Corps officer and as a military attaché with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at US embassies worldwide. Paul holds degrees from Georgetown, London, and Cambridge Universities. He is also CEO of SPECTRE Global Risk, a security advisory firm, and President of the Center for American Defense Studies, a national security think tank.

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Adrian Maclean
Adrian Maclean
3 months ago

China is the worst threat to the western democracies and the free world since WW2. Their stated plan is to defeat us financially and militarily and sooner rather than later. They openly brag about it. We have no choice except to prepare for war with China. War will be on two fronts, economic and military and we should prepare to win on both . We can and will do it .

Michael
Michael
3 months ago
Reply to  Adrian Maclean

Not with Biden at the helm.

Paul Thomas
3 months ago
Reply to  Adrian Maclean

Not with Biden at the Helm

merryinfidel
merryinfidel
3 months ago
Reply to  Adrian Maclean

Do you seriously believe we can win a war with that idiot in the White House? I was an Army paratrooper for over 20 years and this country is in BIG trouble militarily. All this LGBTQRST nonsense and women in front line combat units who can barely pick up a sand bag much less defeat a 6′ 2″ 200 pound Chinese infantryman. Democrats are destroying everything that made this country great, one day at a time…

james bolton
james bolton
3 months ago
Reply to  merryinfidel

globalists order globalist puppet, idiot chester the molester biden and globalists order globalist puppet, generals in the pentagon and white house . globalists ordered generals to hate and go against Trump .

Bret
Bret
3 months ago
Reply to  merryinfidel

I know what you mean I was in the US ARMY Special Forces Super Soldier Training Program during Desert Storm! The PT they have nowadays is an absolute joke!!!! They don’t create soldiers like me anymore because I put the fear of GOD in both Special Forces and the CIA and they immediately disbanded the Program when the Super Natural came into play during my training! It made all government agencies and militaries obsolete you can’t kill ghosts but they can easily kill you!

james bolton
james bolton
3 months ago
Reply to  Adrian Maclean

Every country run/ruined by globalists is the worst threat to the world, globalist puppet chester the molester biden is equal evil to globalist puppet china .

Analonge
Analonge
3 months ago
Reply to  Adrian Maclean

They will likely push the war button sooner than later, or at least while their boy idiot Biden is in office.

larry hall
3 months ago
Reply to  Adrian Maclean

10-4

Jack Tors
Jack Tors
3 months ago

As China threatens to invade Taiwan. Biden’s response is “can I have rainbow sprinkles on my chocolate Ice cream this time”?

Michael
Michael
3 months ago
Reply to  Jack Tors

So true. China didn’t make those threats when Trump was President. They were afraid of him, and they knew he meant business.

Mac
Mac
3 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Truth having Obiteme with Barry telling him what to do is a catastrophe. I’m surprised Barry hadn’t told him to apologize to them everytime he farts.

libra
libra
3 months ago
Reply to  Michael

The Chinese own the Biden Clan of Grifters. You cannot negotiate a Billion and a half dollar secret deal with the CCP and put your addict Son in charge of it as bag man and money launderer and then expect to talk tough to your Masters the CCP. .Thank God Trump spent the funds to build up the hollowed out the U.S. military left to him by the Brown Bomber who hated the U .S .Military. I cannot imagine Biden standing up to the Chinese Communists who have so enriched his family. He is compromised.

Byron Claghorn
Byron Claghorn
3 months ago
Reply to  libra

Libra, Well Said!

For anyone who disputes the fact the Joe Biden, Hunter and the whole “Biden Crime Family” of racketeers are not Crooked and have been selling out America for Decades, they need to Read the Chapter on “Biden” (and Harris also) in the Outstanding and Factual 2020 book: “Profiles In Corruption — Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite” by Peter Schweizer.

It is outrageous that the Democrats can only field candidates with such low integrity and scurrilous ethics such as Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry!

james bolton
james bolton
3 months ago
Reply to  Jack Tors

globalist puppet, chester the molester biden is more interested in a basement on our southern border so ice can take the illegal criminal invader female children from their coyotes and give the illegal criminal invader female children to globalist puppet, chester the molester biden to smell .

Analonge
Analonge
3 months ago

China owns the “Biden Family”, so the CCP can do as they please knowing that the US has the most incompetent POTUS & administration in history.

James Richards
James Richards
3 months ago

China has given the whole world enough reason to take Them down! War with China is coming anyway, and We have a better chance of taking out the CCP now then waiting for Them to Attack! He Who Strikes 1st Usually Wins, so I say Go Now!

CashGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  James Richards

Can’t imagine MISTER Biden or the puppeteers who pull his strings, taking any initiative. Nobody in his administration would know the first thing about fighting a war with China or anybody else! Little Pete would send them to fight with bicycles for transportation, and hey, guns are bad in the vacuous minds of the Democrats/liberals, so boxing gloves it is!!!

james bolton
james bolton
3 months ago
Reply to  CashGirl

globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ will continue to give globalist puppet, chester the molester biden and the globalist puppet generals in the pentagon their orders .

Bret
Bret
3 months ago
Reply to  James Richards

Tell that one to Hitler!

JimL
JimL
3 months ago

Biden hasn’t the courage to standup to a sprinkled donut. I seriously don’t expect him to actually DO anything against his buddy, China.

james bolton
james bolton
3 months ago
Reply to  JimL

globalist puppet, chester the molester biden will give globalist puppet china the weapons to use against the usa .

vlxerdon
vlxerdon
3 months ago
Reply to  JimL

They don’t call him China Joe for nothing.

larry hall
3 months ago
Reply to  JimL

I sure hope your wrong 10-4

james bolton
james bolton
3 months ago

Americans must wait and see what globalists that ordered globalist puppet china to threaten taiwan orders globalist puppet, chester the molester biden to do to china . . . . .

StLouisSteve
StLouisSteve
3 months ago

Don’t fear the Chinese – remember when Russia invaded Ukraine and Obama/Biden sent MREs and blankets to Ukraine. I am sure that same response will do Taiwan a lot of good…
Guess it’s time to learn Mandarin and buy our Chinese flags.
Buck Fiden

Joe
Joe
3 months ago

Hell ya we’ll defend them, with Trump in the White House, frail,weak,senile,old,slo,joe is another story, he’ll goe to his basement and take a nap.

Second Amendment
Second Amendment
3 months ago

You know where Biden will go?…To his bunker for a nap…

Dan
Dan
3 months ago

You won’t hear Joe Basement Biden utter anything but praise for the Chinese. Of course he and his family are owned by the Chinese.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
3 months ago

Nobody here feels very comfortable with Bye-Done running things. While we’d rather have a tested field general with recent Pentagon experience, Trump would do nicely.

john
john
3 months ago

During the Clinton administration, when it was big news about China taking control over the Panama Canal, it was publicized that the United States was an official enemy of China (not that the USA considered them to be an enemy). Although we probably import more from China than any other country, China probably still considers the USA an official enemy. Why this is, considering that the USA saved them from annihilation during WWII by the Japanese, is a puzzle. I would suppose it is a spiritual thing. Satan loves communists/democrats.

Evans Bradley
Evans Bradley
3 months ago

🗣 WTF we are all in for a world of hurt with these Liberal Establishment DeMONcRAPic Party Assholes in charge of everything and their Heads are all stuck up their Asses sucking up Shit for Brains! 🤔 💭 🏴‍☠️

Larry Larson
Larry Larson
3 months ago

China threatening Taiwon, russia threatening Ukraine, go ahead illegitimate joe, take a stick and draw a line in the sand, they will know you mean business then you chicken shet POS.

Guest
Guest
3 months ago

Our troops have no business going to fight for another country because of the state Biden has put this country in. The troops need to be sent to the border to stop this nightmare. They also need to stop the destruction caused by Antifa and those members of BLM that are burning and destroying homes, businesses and terrorizing people. For all of you that voted for Biden, thanks 🤬🤬🤬

Rick
Rick
3 months ago

As “China Threatens Taiwan and Tests Biden, China threatens Taiwan ?” what is Taiwan to us? as for China threatening anyone ? well Komrade Komissar joseff wasn’t going to stand Up To them anyway…. No Balls Bidenski isn’t going to stand up at all, no matter “whom, when, where”….

charleshGarrido sr
3 months ago

Hello..
To tell the truth..So! simply’The USA! Administration=INCOMPETENCE & be too WEAK!
Look at today’s Russia Vs Ukrania..”problems”…..
Oh! & .expected Russia took the Gas! & Germany “brokered” Gas Pipe ..EUGA /NORD STREAM ALONG………….continue.next ….
Another situation China/ VS Hong Kong. plus…. China! Poor Taiwan + East Sea & Formosa…(?)
Please wait! there is more “what about the BORDER… Oh “Merde” …
Gotcha next another one VENEZUELA/CUBA. brought fellows savages,thugs all about COMMUNISM!
As Americans (USA) we got a Big! Headache “Migraine…suddenly! our Administration into SOCIALISM (red) (anarchy) = Progressives! (All about INTOLERANCE!) Ole!
See Ya! Charlie G/Sr …………………………The USA! .

Tom
Tom
3 months ago

Biden – An Idiot on Steroids.

Wharf Rat
Wharf Rat
3 months ago

Bidens response will change once he gets behind closed doors

larry hall
3 months ago

we the people need to check mr biden as well.

Ben Matthews
Ben Matthews
3 months ago

It time for Taiwan to test it’s nukes & missile technology…especially with Joe Bama O’biden, as the leader of the free world. Or is that the just ‘turd-world’ democracies?

Bob
Bob
3 months ago

Taiwan don’t hold your breath on biden helping. He’ll screw over you in a hert beat.

TheMadMan
TheMadMan
3 months ago

Send several or just a massive EMP over the Chinese Government and set it off.and send them back to the Stone age.

Elizabeth Estrada aka CHIAKIA

LISTEN UP…AMERICA Needs PEACEMAKER TRUMP Back. AMERICANS are GOING UP Against CHINA…IRAN…RUSSIA…N. KOREA etc AMERICAN LIVES are at RISK. The PROTESTS Going On in AMERICA is NOTHING…COMPARE to Whats COMING NEXT. The WORST is YET to COME. From SamuraiQueen. 😩😩😩

Robert Van Istendal
Robert Van Istendal
3 months ago

Why the Hell Does China have to interfere with that Island? Leave them have what ever form of Government they Desire just as China Does. The Big Bully best stand down or they will have to deal with the NATO alliance.

libra
libra
3 months ago

They have been eyeing Taiwan for years.. Formosa and Taiwan were bones of contention when Nixon was running for President and debating with JFK for the Presidency .China wants Taiwan strategically and because their People are like those in Hong Kong.. They are inventive, brilliant Capitalistic and extremely successful. Taiwan is a very wealthy Island.

Aint So
Aint So
3 months ago

The unelected traitor feigns protection of our foreign allies while continuing his sustained assault upon his own fellow citizens and nation. Leftism at its finest.

WALTER FLATT
WALTER FLATT
3 months ago

IT MAY BE TIME TO USE CLEAN NUKES.


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