Friday saw the successful election of Ching-te in Taiwan.
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader’s victory in the election strikes a blow at China’s plans with Taiwan.
The opposition party leader, Hou Yu-ih sought to increase relations with the CCP.
However, a day after the election, Biden spoke in Taiwan, saying, “We do not support independence.”
Watch Biden’s comment here:
Before leaving to Camp David President Biden was asked on his thoughts about the Taiwan election and he said: “We do not support independence.” pic.twitter.com/4ZSM5Lo0QS
— Cristina Corujo (@cristina_corujo) January 13, 2024
Fox News shares more on the story:
World leaders congratulated Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for a historic third presidential term even as President Biden warned that the U.S. will not endorse independence for the island.
“We do not support independence,” Biden told reporters when asked for comment on DPP candidate William Lai’s victory over the rival Koumintang (KMT) party following Saturday’s election.
Lai, who also goes by his Chinese name, Ching-te, declared victory after a tightly contested election saw him beat KMT candidate Hou Yu-ih, the mayor of New Taipei City. Beijing had not declared a clear preference for any candidate, but Chinese officials framed Lai as “dangerous.”
In a statement, U.S. Secretary of State Atony Blinken posted on social media platform X congratulating Lai as well as “the Taiwan people for participating in free and fair elections and demonstrating the strength of their democratic system.”
USA and Taiwan.
– Biden reiterated that the US does not support Taiwan independence
– The Speaker of the US House of Representatives announced that a congressional delegation intends to visit Taiwan in May pic.twitter.com/f8V7CYjAKC
— S p r i n t e r (@Sprinter99800) January 13, 2024
I’m not sure how much more obvious it will get that Biden is in the pocket of China.
The Hill shares more:
China previously warned that the election was critical, as voters could be choosing between war and peace.
Biden’s stance reinforces the One China policy in recognizing Beijing’s claims that Taiwan is historically part of the mainland. The U.S. has committed to informal relations with Taipei.
After Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Nov., he said he “made clear” China should not interfere in Taiwan’s election. He said the U.S. maintains the One China agreement and he does not have plans to change it.
The U.S. announced Wednesday that it would be sending an unofficial delegation to Taiwan after the island conducted its election. The delegation will include former high-ranking U.S. officials. Biden has sent unofficial delegations to Taiwan in 2021 and 2022.
It is very telling when Joe Biden would rather side with the Communist controlled China with a dictator rather than a democratic country like Taiwan.