Mo Jian, chairman of the China Association in Taiwan, said that the U.S. "strategic ambiguity" in the Taiwan Strait has never been a policy and does not exist in any document; President Biden's recent 4th mention that the U.S. will defend Taiwan is in line with "Taiwan Relations Act".
[Compiled by Yang Fuyi/Taipei Report] "Reuters" and "VOA" reported that James Moriarty, chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan, said on the 5th that the so-called "strategic ambiguity" of the United States in the Taiwan Strait It has never been a policy, and it does not exist in any document; President Biden's statement that the United States will defend Taiwan for the fourth time in a recent interview with the US media has been regulated in the "Taiwan Relations Act" and has not changed. policy.
"It (strategic ambiguity) has never been a policy. It has always been a description of our (US government's) approach," Mo Jian said in a speech at the annual meeting of the Washington-based think tank "Global Taiwan Research Center" (GTI) on the 5th.
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When asked if President Biden mentioned for the 4th time in an exclusive interview on CBS's "60 Minutes" program on September 18 that if China invaded Taiwan by force and the U.S. military is willing to help defend Taiwan, does it mean that the United States is against Taiwan? Has the policy changed?
Mo Jian said with a smile that he suggested that everyone go back and read the original document of the "Taiwan Relations Act".
Mo Jian said that the "original documents of the Taiwan Relations Act made it clear that if there is any attempt to change the status of Taiwan by force, we (the United States) must take certain actions"; this is what Biden meant when he was interviewed The statement has not changed the US policy towards Taiwan.
Mo Jian criticized that after the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, China held large-scale live-fire military exercises around Taiwan as an overreaction. "Imagine what a blockade of the Taiwan Strait would mean for global commerce."
Mo Jian said that the "Taiwan Relations Act" clearly mentions that "blockade" is a form of coercion, and the United States will defend its own interests against any threat.
Mo Jian reiterated that the United States will continue to fulfill its commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act, support Taiwan's self-defense, and ensure the ability of the United States to resist any actions that undermine Taiwan's security, economy and society by force or other means.
In addition, the Taiwan Representative Office in the United States held a National Day Gala at Shuang Oak Park on the 5th. Mo Jian delivered a brief speech at the ceremony, emphasizing that the United States will continue to expand cooperation with Taiwan in sharing interests and values, and will also support Taiwan's meaningful participation in the international community. And follow the policy to deepen the US-Taiwan economic relationship.
Mo Jian attacked at the Washington Forum earlier on the 5th that under the leadership of Chinese President Xi Jinping, the ruling Chinese Communist Party has become more repressive at home and more aggressive internationally; China has continuously blocked Taiwan's participation in international organizations, including expanding Misinterpreting UN Resolution 2758 to exclude Taiwan from meaningful participation in the UN system; China's words and deeds lead to misunderstandings and threaten peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.