United States Vice President Harrison visited the United States Naval Base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, a Tokyo suburb, on the 28th, and boarded the destroyer USS Howard to deliver a speech. (Reuters)
“China is undermining key elements of the rules-based international order,” Harris said in a comment prepared by Reuters. “China is coercing and intimidating its neighbors by displaying its military and economic might. Worrying behavior and recent provocations in the Taiwan Strait.”
Harris’s remarks came after US President Joe Biden pledged to defend Taiwan from an “unprecedented attack” in an interview that aired on September 18.
Harris also pointed out in his naval base speech today that the US military will continue to operate in the region “relentlessly and fearlessly”. “We will continue to oppose any unilateral change in the status quo,” he said in his speech. “We will also continue to support Taiwan’s self-defense, which is in line with our long-standing policy. Taiwan is a vibrant democracy, from technology to health to everything else, contributes to the global good, and the United States will continue to deepen the our unofficial relationship “.
The United States Navy has a total of 24,000 military and civilians at the Yokosuka base that can be mobilized in the event of a regional conflict. The Yokosuka base is also the home port of the USS Ronald Reagan, which is currently in South Korea and participates in joint military exercises aimed at deterring North Korea. Harris will visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that separates the two Koreas tomorrow.
Responsible editor: Yu Weining
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