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“I’m not worried but I’m worried”

President Joe Biden reacted on Monday to China’s escalating aggression near Taiwan in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to the island.

“I’m not worried but I’m worried they’re moving around so much,” Biden told reporters. “But I don’t think they’re going to do anything more than they do.”

The president reacted to China’s actions as he left Delaware for a trip to eastern Kentucky, where the state has experienced devastating flooding.

After Pelosi left Taiwan, China responded by conducting live-fire exercises in the waters surrounding the island.

The White House condemned China’s actions as “irresponsible” and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken signaled his disapproval of the military operations as “extreme” and “disproportionate”.

China announced new military exercises on Monday after condemning the United States for provoking the conflict.

“The current tense situation in the Taiwan Strait is entirely provoked and created by the US side on its own initiative, and the US side should bear full responsibility and serious consequences,” the spokesperson for the Ministry of Security said. Defense, Wu Qian.

Biden initially signaled her opposition to Pelosi’s planned trip to Taiwan, but eventually defended the trip after it was clear she would not be deterred.

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