China warns Biden not to ‘underestimate resolve’ on Taiwan

SinoDaily.com reports: “Beijing on Monday said it was ready to defend its national interests over Taiwan, in a rebuke to US President Joe Biden’s vow to protect the island from any invasion by China.

China’s Communist Party has never controlled self-ruled Taiwan but it views the island as part of its territory and has vowed to one day seize it, by force if needed.

Biden, who is in Tokyo to meet regional allies, earlier on Monday warned that China’s increasingly assertive stance over the island was ‘flirting with danger’ and promised to defend Taiwan from any military action by its giant neighbour.

The comments were met with defiance in Beijing, with foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin telling reporters ‘Taiwan is an inalienable part of China’s territory’.

‘The Taiwan issue is a purely internal affair for China,’ he said…”

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