Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen sees the conflict with China as a steadily growing threat to her country.

The threat from China "is increasing every day," Tsai said in an interview with CNN on Wednesday.

She trusts that the US will stand by Taiwan in the event of a Chinese attack.

At the same time, Tsai called on democratic partners in the region to support the island republic.

“If authoritarian regimes show expansionist tendencies, democratic countries should band together to confront them.

Taiwan is at the forefront. "

Clear words from Biden

Last week, US President Joe Biden promised more clearly than his predecessors that the US would defend Taiwan in the event of an attack by China.

China reacted indignantly and accused the US of meddling in internal affairs.

The communist leadership in Beijing regards Taiwan as part of the People's Republic and threatens to conquer it.

The US has committed itself to Taiwan's defense capability - which so far has mainly meant arms deliveries.

The question of military assistance in the event of an attack was deliberately left open because Beijing saw it as a violation of its “one-China doctrine”.

With this "strategic ambiguity" by the US, Beijing should be left in the dark as to what the US would do in the event of war.