US President Joe Biden, who is on a visit to Japan, has said Russia has to “pay a long-term price” for its “barbarism in Ukraine” in terms of sanctions imposed by the US and its allies.
When asked if the US would defend Taiwan if it were attacked by China, the president said it would.
“That’s the commitment we made,” Biden said. Beijing considers Taiwan to be a renegade province which has to be unified with the mainland.
“We agreed with the One China policy, we signed on to it… but the idea that [Taiwan] can be taken by force is just not appropriate.
“It will dislocate the entire region and be another action similar to what happened in Ukraine.”