Jha Washington: The United States on Monday termed the Chinese military activity near Taiwan as provocative. We remain concerned by the People’s Republic of China’s provocative military activity near Taiwan, which is destabilising risk miscalculations and undermines regional peace and stability, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference.
We urge Beijing to seize its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure and coercion against Taiwan, and we have an abiding interest in peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, she said. That’s why we will continue to assist Taiwan in maintaining a sufficient self-defence capability. We maintain our commitments, as outlined in the three communiques, Taiwan Relations Act, and the Six Assurances, she said.
America’s commitment to Taiwan is rock-solid and contributes to the maintenance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and within the region, Psaki said. We have been clear, privately and publicly, about our concern about the PRC’s pressure and coercion toward Taiwan, and we will continue to watch the situation very closely, she said.