Biden rules out China going “beyond” military exercises around Taiwan

The president of United States, Joe Bidenadmitted on Monday to be “concerned” about the weapons deployment that China has made with its maneuvers around Taiwan, although he also pointed out that he does not think they will go any further.

“I’m not alarmed, but I am worried that they are moving so much how do they do that. Although I don’t think they’re going to do more than what they’re doing,” Biden told reporters at the Dover, Delaware, base when asked about the situation before leaving for Kentucky.

China extended its military exercises one day longer than planned in Taiwan

In addition, the White House spokeswoman, Karine Jean Pierrerated these maneuvers of “provocative and irresponsible” and said they “increase the risk of miscalculation.”

“We knew the Chinese were going to react this way. We are going to communicate closely with our allies and partners and we will communicate directly with them“, assured the official, who insisted that the United States is “prepared for what Beijing” decides to do.

Beijing adds one more day of military exercises

China extended this Monday one day more than planned its military maneuvers around Taiwan with exercises focused on anti-submarine operations and air strikes with vessels as targets, as the island also prepares to test its defensive readiness this week.

The Chinese maneuvers began last Thursday in response to the visit to Taipei of The Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosiand initially they were to end on Sunday, but early this Monday the Popular Liberation Army (EPL) announced its extension.

The authorities did not specify the location of these additional maneuvers or whether they maintain in force the six zones in which they were carried out in recent days and the closure of the air and maritime space of those areas, one of them located just 20 kilometers from Kaohsiungthe main city in the south of the island.


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