(NewsNation) — China’s authorities Monday criticized President Joe Biden’s assertion that American forces would defend Taiwan if Beijing tries to invade as a violation of U.S. commitments concerning the self-ruled island, however gave no indication of attainable retaliation.
In an interview on CBS Information’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday, Biden stated “sure” when requested if “U.S. forces, U.S. women and men, would defend Taiwan within the occasion of a Chinese language invasion.”
With out citing Biden by title, a Overseas Ministry spokeswoman stated the “U.S. remarks” violate Washington’s dedication to not help formal independence for Taiwan, a step Beijing has stated would result in struggle.
“China strongly deplores and rejects it and has made solemn complaints with the U.S. facet,” stated the spokeswoman, Mao Ning.
NewsNation host Leland Vittert joined “NewsNation Rush Hour” on Monday to interrupt down Biden’s feedback and any attainable ramifications.
The Related Press contributed to this report.