MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 24 Jan 2022 22:06:50 +0000 White House: No change in US Taiwan policy http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/539c3aa010254068a4705cc309b16a81 Hours after President Joe Biden said the U.S. is committed to defending the Taiwan if it is attacked, the White House clarified his remarks by saying, "there is no change in our policy." (Oct. 22) 539c3aa010254068a4705cc309b16a81 Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:25:46 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY: US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - MUST CREDITPhilippine Sea - 3 October 20211. U.S. and United Kingdom carrier strike groups conducting multiple strike group operationsUS NETWORK POOLWashington, DC - 22 October 20212. SOUNDBITE: (English) Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary:"There has been no shift, the president was not announcing any change in our policy, nor has he made a decision to change our policy. There is no change in our policy. Our defense relationship with Taiwan is guided by the Taiwan Relations Act. Some of the principles of the Taiwan Relations Act that the United States will continue to abide by, of course, is assisting Taiwan in maintaining a sufficient self-defense capability. Another principle is that the United States would regard any effort to determine the future of Taiwan by other than peaceful means, a threat to the peace and security of the Western Pacific and of grave concern to the United States. I would also note that Secretary Austin also spoke to this earlier today, and he said, as the Secretary of Defense, of course, nobody wants to see cross-Strait issues come to blows. Certainly not President Biden. And there's no reason that it should."US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - MUST CREDITPhilippine Sea - 3 October 20213. U.S. and United Kingdom carrier strike groups conducting multiple strike group operationsSTORYLINE:Hours after President Joe Biden said the U.S. is committed to defending the Taiwan if it is attacked, the White House clarified his remarks by saying, "there is no change in our policy."The president made the remarks during a town hall broadcast by CNN on Thursday evening. On Friday, China said there is “no room” for compromise or concessions over the issue of Taiwan.Biden's comments on Thursday were viewed as stretching the “strategic ambiguity" Washington has maintained over how it would respond to an assault on the self-governing island republic. "The president was not announcing any change in our policy, nor has he made a decision to change our policy," said White House press secretary Jen Psaki. Asked Friday whether the U.S. would defend Taiwan if the island were attacked by China, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told a reporter he would not discuss hypothetical situations, but also said, “nobody wants to see cross-Strait issues come to blows -– certainly not President Biden, and there’s no reason that it should.” Speaking in Brussels after a NATO defense ministers' meeting, Austin added that Washington remains committed to its longstanding “one China” policy.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Hours after President Joe Biden said the U.S. is committed to defending the Taiwan if it is attacked, the White House clarified his remarks by saying, "there is no change in our policy." (Oct. 22) White House: No change in US Taiwan policy