Joe Biden repeats claim that US forces would defend Taiwan if China attacked

White House says US policy has not changed in wake of president’s latest comments on 60 Minutes

Joe Biden has said US forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion, his most explicit statement so far on the issue, something sure to anger Beijing.

Asked in a CBS 60 Minutes interview broadcast on Sunday whether US forces would defend the self-ruled island claimed by China, he replied: “Yes, if in fact, there was an unprecedented attack.”

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