Pentagon chief reiterates US 'commitment' to defend Chinese Taipei

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The United States has reiterated its support for Taiwan, despite repeated warnings from China and its calls for Washington to change its stance over the self-ruled island Austin added, however, that Washington has no interest in engaging in a military confrontation with Beijing. He also said the U-S will continue to respect the One-China Policy, under which Beijing asserts sovereignty over Taiwan. That’s a day after US President Joe Biden’s inflammatory remarks over the island enraged China. On Thursday, Biden declared that the U-S will defend Taiwan in case of a Chinese attack. Beijing responded by calling on Washington to act cautiously over the Taiwan issue.

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