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Gaffe or warning? Biden remarks on Taiwan keep the world guessing

U.S. leader makes 'independence' comment and walks it back, a day after meeting with Xi

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in New Hampshire on Nov. 16. Taiwan "makes its own decisions," he said that day.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/SYDNEY -- From suggesting that America would defend Taiwan from a Chinese invasion to implying that the island is already independent, U.S. President Joe Biden has made verbal blunder after verbal blunder in recent months. Or has he?

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