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Biden's Asia policy

Pentagon calls China's warning of war over Taiwan 'unfortunate'

Such threats are 'not commensurate' with US defense obligations, spokesman says

NEW YORK -- The U.S. has obligations to assist Taiwan in protecting itself, and China should not overreact to the new administration reiterating long-held policies, Department of Defense spokesman John Kirby told reporters Thursday.

Kirby's comments came after China toughened its language toward Taiwan earlier in the day, warning that "independence means war."

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