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Harris Says US Intends to Deepen Taiwan Ties, Defying China

  • Vice president delivers fresh warning to Beijing from Japan
  • Harris criticizes China in speech set on destroyer USS Howard
Vice President Kamala Harris aboard the USS Howard in Yokosuka, Japan, on Sept. 28.

Vice President Kamala Harris aboard the USS Howard in Yokosuka, Japan, on Sept. 28.

Photographer: Leah Mills/AFP/Getty Images

Vice President Kamala Harris said the Biden administration intends to deepen America’s unofficial ties with Taiwan, a fresh US warning to China that she delivered in a speech from the deck of a US warship in Japan. 

“Taiwan is a vibrant democracy that contributes to the global good -- from technology to health, and beyond, and the United States will continue to deepen our unofficial ties,” Harris said Wednesday, according to excerpts released by the White House in advance.