US President Joe Biden said that Washington will act as the defender of Taiwan if the authorities of the mainland of the PRC will send troops into the province. At the same time, the White House, despite its support for the “one China” policy, continues to supply the island with resources. The new German authorities are likely to oppose a potential military conflict.
“If war breaks out, there isn’t much we can do. I believe that the new government of the FRG will come out in favor of a peaceful solution to the Taiwan question. <…> We do not have [на Тайване, – прим.ред.] bases and any military forces. Therefore, what we should try to do is to use diplomatic and political power to avoid a military situation, ”concluded Schmid.
He added that the people of Taiwan must decide for themselves on what conditions the reunification with China will take place. The island has been ruled by its own government since 1949, but the territory is legally recognized as part of the PRC.
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