U.S. markets closed
  • S&P 500

    4,071.70
    -4.87 (-0.12%)
     
  • Dow 30

    34,429.88
    +34.87 (+0.10%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    11,463.78
    -18.67 (-0.16%)
     
  • Russell 2000

    1,892.84
    +11.16 (+0.59%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    80.15
    -1.07 (-1.32%)
     
  • Gold

    1,811.80
    -3.40 (-0.19%)
     
  • Silver

    23.36
    +0.52 (+2.29%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.0541
    +0.0012 (+0.12%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    3.5060
    -0.0230 (-0.65%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.2283
    +0.0027 (+0.22%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    134.2770
    -1.0290 (-0.76%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    17,036.10
    +139.89 (+0.83%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    405.00
    +3.58 (+0.89%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,556.23
    -2.26 (-0.03%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    27,777.90
    -448.18 (-1.59%)
     

Taiwan foreign ministry thanks Biden for reaffirming safety commitment

TAIPEI, May 23 (Reuters) - Taiwan's foreign ministry thanked U.S. support on Monday after U.S. President Joe Biden said Washington would defend Taiwan militarily if Beijing invaded the democratic island.

The ministry said it welcomed and thanked Biden and the U.S. government for reaffirming their commitment to Taiwan, adding that the government will continue to boost its defence and deepen cooperation with countries including the United States and Japan to protect its safety. (Reporting By Yimou Lee; editing by Philippa Fletcher)