US Warns Of Using Force To Change Cross-Strait Status

US Warns Of Using Force To Change Cross-Strait Status

The U.S. Department of State reiterated that the use of force by any party to change the "status quo" across the Taiwan Strait would be a "profound mistake."

Andrew H. Sweet

The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was quoted as saying: "It would be a profound mistake by any party to try and remake that 'status quo' with the use of force."

China was not mentioned, but the statement was seen as a veiled message to Beijing.

The U.S. National Security Council Indo-Pacific Coordinator Kurt Campbell told the Asia Society Policy Institute, during a videoconference, that any Chinese move against Taiwan would be "catastrophic." He said that the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden was sending a clear message of deterrence against Chinese aggression in the Taiwan Strait.

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