WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said the United States is concerned by China's "increasingly aggressive actions" directed at Taiwan and remains committed to ensuring peace and stability in the western Pacific region. Blinken said on Sunday that the Biden administration is committed to ensuring that Taiwan "has the ability to defend itself".
"What we've seen, and what is of real concern to us, is increasingly aggressive actions by the government in Beijing directed at Taiwan," Blinken said during an interview. "It would be a serious mistake for anyone to try to change the existing status quo by force."
He declined to comment when asked if the US would consider military action against China.
Blinken's comments come days after the US warned China against what Taiwan, which Beijing views as part of China, and the Philippines had described as increasingly aggressive Chinese naval and aerial exercises. (Agencies)