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Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed to achieve a “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan , despite the threatening presence of Chinese fighters in Taiwanese airspace over the past months. Biden has sided with China as tensions heat up between China and Taiwan, reiterating that the U.S. will abide by the “one China” policy ––meaning the US will follow the Chinese assertion that Taiwan is its territory. Taiwan has recorded a record number of Chinese jets in its airspace . This past summer, Chinese jets entered Taiwanese airspace multiple times. In June, China sent a massive force of 28 aircraft into Taiwanese airspace, including nuclear-capable bombers, the largest and most threatening show of force yet. The Chinese government, angered by recent developments between the U.S. and Taiwan, has warned the U.S. State Department to “stop all forms” of official outreach to Taiwan . This might actually signal a warming of tensions, consider a few months ago China was threatening to fly fighter jets over Taiwan if U.S.-Taiwan relations continued to warm . China also threatened “all-out war” if Taiwan fires on the jets. That same time, Taiwan reported the largest incursion by the Chinese air force yet . The United States said it would defend Taiwan in the face of Chinese incursions into Taiwanese airspace a few months ago . China sent more fighter jets into Taiwanese air space as a result, escalating their show of force . Taiwan threatened to shoot down the Chinese drones in its airspace, if they get […]