"Taiwan is the place where the rivalry between the United States and China is centralized"

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Xi Jinping said "peaceful reunification" with Taiwan "will be and can be realized" Noel Celis AFP

By: Florent Guignard Follow

US President Joe Biden said Thursday, October 22 that the United States was ready to defend Taiwan militarily, in the event of an attack by China, which considers the island as part of its territory. 


Is it the language of Biden which has forked or is it the fact of the tensions of these last days, which reinforces the American commitment?

Analysis by Jean-Yves Heurtebise, lecturer at the Catholic University of FuJen in Taiwan and associate researcher at the French Center for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC).


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