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Vice President Kamala Harris Expresses Support for Taiwan, Burns China While Addressing Navy Sailors in Japan

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Vice President Kamala Harris called out China during a speech Wednesday at a US naval base in Japan, accusing the Asian superpower of “disruptive” activity toward Taiwan.

Harris arrived at US Fleet Activities Yokosuka, a US Naval base, and toured the USS Howard before addressing Navy personnel that afternoon.

After applauding the work of the US Navy, the vice president delivered a heated rebuke to the Chinese military actions. Harris accused the Asian superpower of “undermining” the rules-based international order with its acts of aggression against Taiwan.

“China has challenged the freedom of the seas. China has used its military and economic power to coerce and intimidate its neighbors,” the vice president said.

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US Vice President Kamala Harris speaks to the media aboard the USS Howard at Yokosuka Naval Base, Kanagawa Prefecture, on September 28, 2022.
(LEAH MILLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

“And we have witnessed disruptive behavior in the East China Sea and South China Sea and, more recently, provocations in the Taiwan Strait,” he added.

During the speech, Harris briefly alluded to the role of the United States in ensuring “peace and stability” in the region and said that Washington will continue to support Taiwan.

“The United States believes that peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait is an essential feature of a free and open Indo-Pacific,” the vice president said. “We will continue to fly, navigate and operate, undaunted and unafraid, wherever and whenever international law allows.”

“We will continue to support Taiwan’s self-defense in accordance with our long-standing policy,” he said, calling Taiwan a “vibrant” democracy that “contributes to global good.”

US Vice President Kamala Harris is greeted by members of the military at Yokosuka Naval Base, Kanagawa Prefecture, on September 28, 2022.

US Vice President Kamala Harris is greeted by members of the military at Yokosuka Naval Base, Kanagawa Prefecture, on September 28, 2022.
(LEAH MILLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

The United States is a proud Pacific power. The American people have a deep interest in the future of this region. And we will continue to promote an Indo-Pacific that is free and open, connected, secure and resilient,” Harris concluded.

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The speech came as Harris’ trip to Japan draws to a close. Harris is scheduled to visit the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea on Thursday.

US Vice President Kamala Harris is briefed by members of the US Navy at the combat information center (CIC) aboard the USS Howard at Yokosuka Naval Base, Kanagawa Prefecture , on September 28, 2022.

US Vice President Kamala Harris is briefed by members of the US Navy at the combat information center (CIC) aboard the USS Howard at Yokosuka Naval Base, Kanagawa Prefecture , on September 28, 2022.
(LEAH MILLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Harris’ trip to the DMZ sparked a backlash from American conservatives, who accuse her of avoiding addressing the migration crisis at the US-Mexico border.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital about the backlash.

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