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Biden says U.S. would intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan
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Biden says U.S. would intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan

Tokyo — President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, in one of the most forceful and overt statements of American government support for Taiwan in decades. Mr. Biden said the burden to protect the self-ruled island was "even stronger" after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.Speaking at a joint news conference in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Mr. Biden was asked by CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes, "Are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan if it comes to that?"He replied, simply, "Yes." Cordes followed up by asking, "You are?""That's the commitment we made," Mr. Biden said. "We agree with a 'One China' policy. We signed onto it and all the attendant agreements ma...