Biden: US would intervene with military to defend Taiwan

  • President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at Akasaka Palace, today local time in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

TOKYO — President Joe Biden said the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, declaring the commitment to protect the island is “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It was one of the most forceful presidential statements in support of Taiwan’s self-governing in decades.