The press release issued by Xinhua News Agency after the meeting with Xi on November 16 mentioned that US President Joe Biden "does not support Taiwan independence." However, according to the White House press release after the meeting: "The United States will continue to abide by the 'One China Policy' guided by the 'Taiwan Relations Act', the 'Three US-China Communiqués' and the 'Six Assurances'. We oppose unilateral attempts to change the status quo or to undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait." What exactly did Biden say? The White House press release stated that at 3:23 p.m. on November 16, the media asked President Biden in New Hampshire: "Did there be any progress on the Taiwan issue at the meeting yesterday?" Biden replied. : "Yes, we have made it quite clear that we support Taiwan law (Taiwan Relation Act, TRA), and that's what we're doing. It's independent, let it make its own decisions" (Yes. We have made very clear we support the Taiwan Act, and that's it. It's independent. It makes its own decisions.) Later, Biden was interviewed again on the airport tarmac in New Hampshire at 4:56 p.m. on the same day.
Some media asked: "What will you do with Taiwan in the future? You said you and Xi Jinping talked about...", Biden replied: "Nothing will happen." Quite nervous.” Biden still replied: “No.” The reporter asked: "Nothing happened?" Biden replied: "Nothing happened, we have absolutely no intention to change our policy on Taiwan." The reporter then asked Biden sharply: "Can you clarify what the policy is? Because you said "independence" earlier today, and number list then you went over and said..." To this, Biden replied: "No, I mean it should be They (Taiwan) decide for themselves, not us. We don't encourage 'Taiwan independence', we encourage them to do what the 'Taiwan law' requires, and that's what we're doing. Let them decide and close the case." (No, no, I said that they have to decide — “they” — Taiwan. Not us. And we are not encouraging independence, we're encouraging that they do exactly what the Taiwan Act requires, and that's what we're doing.
Let them make up their mind. Period. Taiwan make up — ) According to the observation of "Fog Valley Crystal Policy", including the first two "slips of the tongue" in Taiwan policy (an exclusive interview with "ABC" in mid-August and a "CNN" public meeting in early October ), this is the third time in the past three months for Biden. A slip of the tongue in Taiwan policy. This time it is even more exaggerated. According to the time when the White House issued two statements immediately, and the time between the two reporters’ visits to Biden was only about an hour and a half apart. Biden's repeated reversal of Taiwan policy in a short period of time has caused concern for him. In the first interview, Biden said: "Taiwan is independent and it is up to them to make their own decisions," but in the second interview, he took a sharp turn and said, "We have absolutely no intention of changing our policy toward Taiwan, and we do not encourage 'Taiwan independence'. ’, we encourage them to act in accordance with the requirements of the Taiwan Law.” After the first two blunders of Biden.