June 9, 2022 Special Dispatch No. 10008

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Mouthpiece The White House And Biden 'Conspire To Play A Trial And Error Game On The Taiwan Question,' Switching 'Back And Forth' Between 'Strategic Clarity' And 'Strategic Ambiguity' To 'Confuse The Public'

June 9, 2022
China | Special Dispatch No. 10008

On May 30, 2022, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece media outlet published an article, titled "Trial And Error Game By U.S. Puts Taiwan Into Danger," commenting on U.S. President Joe Biden's recent remarks during a May 23 joint news conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo. During the press conference, Biden stressed his willingness to use force to defend Taiwan against China. However, the White House downplayed Biden's comments immediately after.

According to, the White House and Biden are "conspiring" to play a "trial and error game" on the Taiwan question, switching "back and forth" between "strategic clarity" and "strategic ambiguity" to "confuse the public." stressed that the U.S. is trying "to stir up" the situation in the Taiwan Strait and "worsen" the situation in the region. "This move is bound to increase regional tensions and further impact China-U.S. relations," concluded.


Following is the article:[1]

"The U.S. Has Played This 'Trick' Before"

"Recently, the U.S. has stepped on China's red line again on the Taiwan question. During U.S. President Joe Biden's first visit to Japan during his tenure, he answered 'yes' when being asked whether U.S. will involve militarily to defend Taiwan, and used 'commitment' to emphasize the 'responsibility' of the U.S. towards Taiwan. The White House later clarified that 'they don't reflect a change in U.S. policy'.

"The U.S. has played this 'trick' before. In October 2021, Biden showed a 'positive' attitude in response to media inquiries about military involvement in the Taiwan Strait, which was quickly denied by the White House. Obviously, 'flying in the face of what Biden said' is not White House’s job. The truth is that the two conspire to play a 'trial and error game' on the Taiwan question. It switches back and forth between 'strategic clarity' and 'strategic ambiguity' to confuse the public.

"Not long ago, the U.S. side revised the U.S. Relations With Taiwan Fact Sheet. It deleted relevant expressions such as 'Taiwan is part of China' and 'the U.S. does not support 'Taiwan independence,' and replaced them with the so-called Taiwan Relations Act, the three China-U.S. Joint Communiques, and the so-called 'Six Assurances.' After causing a storm of public opinion, the U.S. side reiterated that 'there's been no change in our policy' towards Taiwan."

"The Taiwan Region Is Just A Pawn For The U.S."

"Obviously, the U.S. is carrying out a series of political operations on the Taiwan question. While playing on words, it has constantly staged 'trial and error drama.' Biden's provocative remarks during his trip to Japan are obviously not 'slips of the tongue,' but political discourses full of tactical purpose. By playing the 'Taiwan card' to send wrong signals, it continues to test the bottom line and response of the Chinese mainland through 'extreme pressure.' Meanwhile, it further binds the DPP authorities and the Japanese government, so that the two will continue to 'strengthen' their roles as pawns and vanguards of 'anti-China and anti-the Chinese mainland.'

"Although the U.S. has released wrong signals several times, most people in Taiwan did not dance with it. Data released by several polling agencies with different backgrounds on the island all show that local people do not believe that the U.S. will send troops to defend Taiwan at a critical moment. From the quit from Afghanistan to its actions during Russia-Ukraine Conflict, U.S.'s 'strategic credibility' has dropped to a new low in the eyes of Taiwan people.

"The Taiwan region is just a pawn for the U.S. to strengthen its tactics to contain the Chinese mainland and strategically suppress China's development. Recently, the U.S. and Japan have stepped up their efforts to make waves in the Taiwan Strait, and the relevant remarks by Biden and others are a 'flare.' The DPP and the 'Taiwan independence' forces are bound to hype up the illusion of 'the U.S. is supporting Taiwan', continue to gain political capital on the island, squeeze the opposition camp, provoke the Chinese mainland in cross-strait relations, and increase the spiral of cross-strait hostility.

"It is obvious that the political plot of the U.S. is trying to stir up the situation in the Taiwan Strait and worsen the situation in the region. This move is bound to increase regional tensions and further impact China-U.S. relations."


[1], May 30, 2022. The article was written by Yang Kunfu and translated from Chinese into English by the China Military Online, a media outlet authorized by the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China and sponsored by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) News Media Center.

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