US Secretary of Defense Austin (right) mentioned that Biden's response to the Taiwan issue has been very clear.

(Bloomberg)

[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] U.S. President Biden made a clear promise in the "Sixty Minutes" interview program of "CBS" on September 18 that the U.S. military will defend Taiwan. This is the fourth time Biden has proposed "protecting Taiwan" since last year. expression.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also mentioned in an exclusive interview with CNN that Biden's response to the Taiwan issue has been very clear, and that the U.S. military is always ready to fulfill its commitments and defend its own interests.

Austin was interviewed on CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS on September 30 and aired on October 2.

Austin pointed out that under the Taiwan Relations Act, the United States is committed to assisting Taiwan in developing its self-defense capabilities, and this work is ongoing and will continue into the future.

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Then the host asked, the "Taiwan Relations Act" promises that the United States will assist Taiwan's defense, but Biden said that the United States will defend Taiwan. The two are somewhat different, "Is the US military ready to do this?" Austin responded, the US military is always ready In order to defend his own interests and fulfill his promises, he believes that when Biden responds to hypothetical questions, the answer is already clear.

Austin said the United States would continue to work to ensure "the right capabilities in the right places" to help allies maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific.

In response to China's increased threats to Taiwan after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, Austin said he did not see an "imminent act of intrusion" and what he saw now was China's attempt to establish a so-called "new normal", including crossing the Taiwan Strait. The number of aircraft co-located on the line has increased, and more relevant Chinese activities have also been seen in the waters surrounding Taiwan.