Vice-President Kamala Harris will talk about threats to the world’s rules-based order, including in the Taiwan Strait, during a speech to US sailors in Japan.
US Vice-President Harris to push against China over Taiwan
US Vice-President Kamala Harris is expected to take aim at China’s actions toward Taiwan during a speech to American sailors serving in Japan.
Harris’ trip to Asia comes days after Chinese officials were roiled by US President Joe Biden’s explicit pledge to defend the Chinese-claimed island.
“She will get into threats to the international rules-based order and how she sees them,” including recent provocations across the Taiwan Strait, said a senior administration official previewing Harris’ remarks on Wednesday.
“She will speak about that and what we are doing to push back against those efforts and stand up for the international rules and norms that have guided this region.”