Taiwan reports largest entrance to ADIZ by China

13 Avril, 2021, 08:09 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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He addressed questions about boycotting the 2022 Winter Olympics in China over human rights concerns, saying that the USA wasn't "there yet" and that the discussion wasn't a focus right now.

A group of worldwide scientists called for a new investigation into the origins of Covid-19 last week after China and the World Health Organization released a scrutinised report last week concluding that the virus most likely came from wildlife instead of a laboratory. President Joe Biden has made it clear that "if Russian Federation acts recklessly, or aggressively, there will be costs, there will be consequences", Blinken said.

Blinken said the USA would provide assistance to Taiwan to increase its ability to defend itself against a possible Chinese incursion.

With probes into the origin of the virus still contentious, Blinken said a full understanding of what happened is needed to avoid a repeat. We're not focused on a boycott.

FILE - A woman walks past newspaper billboards during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Johannesburg, South Africa, Feb. 8, 2021. "We've worked a very important arrangement with India, with Japan, and Australia, the so-called 'Quad Countries, ' to increase vaccine production around the world".

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When asked about whether Washington is going to guarantee to the world that we're going to get to the bottom of how this originated, the top diplomat agreed with the same and stated that "we need to get to the bottom of this". "We need to take actually concrete actions to make sure, for example, that none of our companies are providing China with things that they can use to repress populations, including the Uyghur population", he said.

Blinken stood by the White House's description of China's treatment of its Uyghur minority as genocide, saying the USA needs to look at keeping out Chinese products made in the region.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken criticized China Sunday for not disclosing information on Covid-19 and its aggression in Taiwan and said that the U.S. has "real concerns" about Russia's actions on the Ukraine border. At the same time, Blinken said the USA has "a commitment to Taiwan...a bipartisan commitment that's existed for many, many years, to make sure that Taiwan has the ability to defend itself, and to make sure that we're sustaining peace and security in the western Pacific".

US Department of State Spokesperson Ned Price last week said that what is evident from Washington's review of the report is that it lacks crucial data, it lacks information, and it lacks access.

"All I can tell you is we have a serious commitment to Taiwan being able to defend itself". China has expressed opposition in recent days to a series of computerized war games that Taiwan is conducting to simulate how the island might respond to a potential Chinese invasion. China said Friday that Taiwan's military "won't stand a chance" if Beijing chose to invade.

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