Taiwan’s defence minister says relations with China are at their worst in four decades. The comments come after China used dozens of fighter jets and a demonstration of force over several days flying them through the Taiwanese air defence zone. While it isn’t technically Taiwanese territory being in the area is seen as provocative Taiwan considers itself a sovereign state. Beijing however views it as a breakaway province.
The U.S president Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he has spoken to president xi Jinping about Taiwan and they agreed to abide by the Taiwan agreement. It appears that Biden is referring to the long-standing one China policy under which it recognizes China rather than Taiwan. So but at the same time the U.S also reassured Taiwan that its commitment to Taiwan is rock solid and it will continue to help Taiwan defend itself.