30 October, Kathmandu. US President Joe Biden has said his country is committed to the “one China policy”.
After a lengthy virtual meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Tuesday, Biden said the United States remains committed to a “one-China policy.”
He spoke out in support of the American coalition, but said it was important for the United States to maintain some independence.
“We’re not going to change our policy at all,” Biden said at an event in New Hampshire.
Biden has also denied US support for Taiwan’s independence.
“It’s not up to us, it’s up to Taiwan to decide,” he said.
The Taiwan Act, enacted in 1979, defines relations between the island and the United States. But the law does not recognize Taiwan’s official name, “Republic of China”, and states that the United States and Taiwan will have informal diplomatic relations.