During his visit to Beijing, China, Secretary of State Antony Blinken gave China the green light to invade Taiwan, saying that the United States does “not support Taiwan independence.”
After meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Blinken gave remarks that stood in stark contrast to Joe Biden’s previous comments about supporting Taiwan’s independence from China.
“On Taiwan, I reiterated a longstanding U.S. ‘One China’ policy. That policy has not changed. It’s guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, three joint communiques, the six assurances. We do not support Taiwan independence. We remain opposed to any unilateral changes to the status quo by either side. We continue to expect the peaceful resolution of cross-state differences.”
BREAKING: Secretary of State Anthony Blinken gives China the green light to invade Taiwan during his visit to Beijing, China.
"We do not support Taiwan independence."
What a pivot from Biden’s previous comments from just months ago. What happened?
"Yes, if in fact, there was… pic.twitter.com/gyAp8TPxrW
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) June 19, 2023
Blinken’s comments were quickly met with criticism from Republican lawmakers.
“Blinken flew to Communist China to appease Xi Jinping and state the Biden administration does not support Taiwan’s independence,” tweeted Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.). “Why won’t this administration stand up to bullies and stand for freedom?”
Blinken flew to Communist China to appease Xi Jinping and state the Biden administration does not support Taiwan’s independence.
Why won't this administration stand up to bullies and stand for freedom?
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) June 19, 2023
Rep. Ben Cline (R-Va.) criticized Blinken’s statement for “giving China a green light to increase its intimidation of our ally, Taiwan” and called it a “dangerous display of weakness towards our adversaries on the world stage.”
In May 2022, Biden told reporters in Japan that the U.S. would “get involved militarily” to defend Taiwan if China was to invade them.
White House staff immediately walked back these comments, insisting that Biden misspoke.
Q: "Are you willing to get involved militarily to defend Taiwan?"
BIDEN: "Yes, that's the commitment we made."
Biden's staff immediately walked back these comments. pic.twitter.com/AhPC3czPOl
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 23, 2022
In September 2022, Biden also promised to use U.S. troops to defend Taiwan from China.
Blinken’s meeting with President Xi was the highest-level visit to Beijing by a U.S. official in almost five years. During the meeting, Xi said that he hoped the visit would positively impact Beijing and Washington’s relationship.
“State-to-state interactions should always be based on mutual respect and sincerity,” said Xi. “I hope that Secretary Blinken, through his visit, could make a positive contribution to stabilizing China-US relations.”
“China respects US interests and does not seek to challenge or displace the United States,” Xi added.
As the threat of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan grows, the Biden regime continues to exhibit weakness when it comes to the United States’ foreign policy with China.