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The United States is “closely monitoring” the situation in Taiwan

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The Chinese attack on Taiwan is imminent, but the United States is “closely monitoring” the situation, said General Mark Millie, the top US military official. He told the BBC: “It is clear that China will invade Taiwan at some point. They are gaining capacity for this. But the attack will be a political decision.
China has blamed the United States for supporting Taiwan’s independence. The country has vowed to “firmly suppress” such efforts.
China thinks the island of Taiwan is their separatist province. One day he will be connected to mainland China. The country will use force if necessary.

Recently, China and the United States demonstrated muscle strength near the Taiwan border. China has sent warplanes into Taiwan’s airspace several times. On the other hand, the United States, a close ally of the country, has responded by sending warships to Taiwan’s waters.

Asked if China would invade Taiwan, General Milli, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said: “I think China is gaining ground. President Xi Jinping has discussed the issue at various rallies and speeches. He is also encouraging the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to acquire the capability to attack Taiwan at any time.
In May, US President Joe Biden said China was “playing with fire” by flying warplanes over Taiwan’s airspace. Biden vowed to defend the island militarily if Taiwan is invaded.

In response, China accused the United States of “violating its commitments to Taiwan.” The country has said it will “not hesitate to fight” to prevent Taiwan from formally declaring independence.
“Whether they (China) will attack or not will be a political decision, a policy decision,” said Mark Millie, the top US military official. That is not imminent at the moment. Even after that, we are closely monitoring the matter.
The United States has no diplomatic relations with Taiwan. However, under the Taiwan Relations Act, the United States sells arms to the country. According to the law, the country can provide all kinds of assistance to the island ‘for self-defense’. At the same time, the United States has maintained formal relations with China. Source: BBC