Strong Response from China: “Washington is playing with fire”
A response from China, to the statements of United States President Joe Biden that Washington would defend Taiwan against China, came from the Taiwan Affairs spokesperson. The spokesperson accused the US of “playing with fire.”
Strong response. According to the news of Euronews; In a statement, Zhu Fenglian, spokesperson for the Taiwanese Affairs of the State Council of China, stated that the USA, which tries to keep China under control by using the Taiwan map, will “burn itself”.
According to the Chinese state news agency Xinhua’s French-language website China Nouvelle, the spokesperson called on the United States to immediately end any discourse and action that violates China’s founding principles.
Joe Biden, at a press conference in Japan, asked a journalist, “If China invades, will the US protect Taiwan militarily?” He replied, “Yes. This is our commitment,” and warned that his country would intervene militarily.
A spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the other hand, reacted with the statements that “the United States should not underestimate the determination of the Chinese people to protect their sovereignty and territorial integrity.”
The nationalists, who were defeated by the communists in the civil war that resulted in the coming to power of Mao Zedong in China in 1949, fled to the island of Taiwan.
Although there are close business, cultural and personal relations between the two sides, Taiwan, which emphasizes its democratic feature, does not like to be ruled by Beijing under the “One China”.