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China has suggested that if Donald Trump wins the U.S. presidential election, the U.S. may abandon Taiwan, raising doubts about Washington's commitment to the island.
The U.S. will always pursue America first, and Taiwan can change from a chess piece to a discarded chess piece at any time, Chen Binhua, spokesman for the office in Beijing that handles matters related to the island, said at a regular press briefing on Wednesday.
President Joe Biden has repeatedly assured that the U.S. would come to Taiwan's defense if it faced an attack.
Still, President Joe Biden has repeatedly said the U.S. would defend Taiwan if it came under attack. Washington is Taipei's main military supporter, and in late 2022 it authorized as much as $10 billion in weapons sales to Taiwan over five years.