[Central News Agency] Mo Jian, chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, said today that relevant documents such as the Taiwan Relations Act clearly state that if someone attempts to change Taiwan's status by force, the United States must do something.

US President Biden recently said that he has not changed his Taiwan policy.

James Moriarty said in a keynote speech at the annual forum of the Washington-based think tank "Global Taiwan Research Center" (GTI) today that the one-China policy of the United States based on the Taiwan Relations Act, the three US-China communiques and the six guarantees to Taiwan will remain unchanged. , what has changed is Beijing’s growing coercion.

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Mo Jian pointed out that under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the ruling Chinese Communist Party has become more repressive domestically and more aggressive internationally.

Mo Jian also accused China of overreacting to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan and misinterpreting UN General Assembly Resolution 2758. China's words and deeds have seriously destabilized and may lead to misunderstandings and threaten peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. .

Mo Jian pointed out that the Taiwan Strait is the main channel for ships from China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, all the way to Europe, the United States and all markets. "Imagine what the blockade of the Taiwan Strait means for global business."

The United States will defend its interests against any threat, whether in the Taiwan Strait or the wider Indo-Pacific region.

He reiterated that the U.S. side will continue to fulfill its commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act, support Taiwan's self-defense, and ensure the U.S. side's own capabilities to resist any actions that undermine Taiwan's security, economy and society by force or other means.

Mo Jian emphasized that the Taiwan Relations Act clearly refers to "blockade" as one form of coercion.

When asked whether Joe Biden's 4th mention that if Taiwan is attacked by force, his willingness to help defend Taiwan means that the United States has adjusted its policy toward Taiwan, Mo Jian said with a smile that he suggested that everyone go back and read the original document carefully.

He pointed out that the original document clearly stated that if someone tried to change Taiwan's status by force, the United States must do something.

In an interview with the media after the meeting, Yu Maochun, a former US State Department China policy adviser and current director of the China Center of the Hudson Institute, a Washington think tank, said that China has arbitrarily set many unwarranted red lines for the free world. The world should also draw red lines for China to force China to abide by norms on issues such as human rights, trade, military, regional security, and the rules-based international order.

Regarding China's frequent crossing of the center line of the strait, he pointed out that the United States and the international community have always emphasized that the Taiwan Strait is an international water area and does not belong to any country. "This is the red line." According to international law, the international community must abide by it, and the United States has never given up the right to freely navigate and fly in the Taiwan Strait.

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