In a debate in the House of Commons regarding the fall out of Afghanistan, Former leader of the Conservatives, Iain Duncan Smith, asked for reassurances from the Prime Minister to show support to Taiwan and its people after it was confirmed the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) sent fighter planes over Taiwan saying “when the war comes, the US will not be there to support them.”
IDS said: “Can I ask whether or not he’s noticed that the Chinese government, since our departure from Afghanistan, has used Afghanistan to up its threats on Taiwan with hundreds of overflights threatening them and telling them when the war comes, the US will not be there to support them.”
“Could my right honourable friend take this opportunity from the dispatch box to say to the Taiwanese and others, we fully support their right to democracy, self-determination and we will be there to support them no matter what the Chinese say. And could we persuade the Americans to do the same?”
Boris Johnson responded by saying he was aware of the situation between the Peoples Republic of China and Taiwan and that he has discussed this situation with US President Joe Biden. Boris continued saying the only answer is to “support the American global leadership, and that’s what we’ll do”.