US Army to protect Taiwan in case of Chinese invasion: Biden

07:30 19 September Kyiv, Ukraine

US troops will defend Taiwan if China invades.

Biden stated this in an interview with CBS, Reuters, WP.

Asked whether American troops would defend the island claimed by China, Biden replied: "Yes, if in fact there is an unprecedented attack."

Asked to clarify whether he meant "unlike Ukraine, sir, American troops - American men and women - will defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion," Biden replied, "Yes."

It is noted that this statement is Biden's most outspoken statement on this issue. The United States has long maintained a policy of not giving a clear military response to an attack on Taiwan.

A White House spokesman, asked for comment, said US policy on Taiwan has not changed, Reuters reported.