"I think anytime the president is rambling and incoherent, it endangers America and endangers our allies," Cruz told Newsweek.
"We could actually provoke a Chinese strike against Taiwan," an expert told Newsweek, "rather than deterring the attack.
Satellite images from a desert in Xinjiang show a missile target resembling an aircraft operated by the Japanese military.
The president has said U.S. policy on Taiwan hasn't changed despite stronger rhetoric during his trip to Asia.
The specificity of Biden's Tokyo comments clearly indicate he meant what he said.
A day earlier, the president seemed to pledge a military defense of Taiwan which broke with four decades of deliberate uncertainty about an American response.
The Global Times said the U.S. is trying to soften its support of the One China Policy regarding Taiwan.
"Twice @POTUS has said America would defend Taiwan if invaded, and twice the White House has walked it back," GOP Senator Rick Scott tweeted.
White House officials have moved swiftly to clarify President's Biden's comments on topics including Taiwan, Putin and Ukraine.
The U.S. president said the sanctions on Russia serve as a warning to China about what would happen if it tries to take Taiwan by force.
The U.S. leader earlier said China was "flirting with danger" in its aggressive policy towards the self-governing island.
China has not ruled out using military force to achieve its ambitions with Taiwan, but the U.S. continues to support Taiwan's autonomy.
Taiwan is attempting to gain observer status in the WHO's World Health Assembly. It last participated in 2016, under a different government.
Yang Jiechi's message for Jake Sullivan included renewed warnings about the U.S.'s close ties with Taiwan, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry balked at recent comments by a senior U.S. Navy official who highlighted the importance of arming Taiwan with the right weapons.
The church where the deadly shooting occurred is one of the largest Taiwanese churches in Laguna Woods, California.
Taiwan's Defense Ministry tracked a Chinese aircraft across the Taiwan Strait median line for the first time since September 2020.
But the two officials told the Senate Committee on Armed Services that they believe China is still planning an eventual takeover of Taiwan.
CIA chief William Burns said Xi Jinping's long-term desire to capture Taiwan won't have changed, despite the difficulties facing Vladimir Putin's forces.
While U.S. Taiwan policy remains unchanged, the update appears to remove some commonly misinterpreted elements of Washington's official position.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham warned Sunday that "if Putin's still standing after all of this, then the world's going to be a very dark place."
China continues to claim Taiwan as its own territory, and it has condemned the U.S. from communicating with Taiwan.
The U.S. has stepped up efforts to help Taiwan bolster its self-defense, but it hasn't publicly committed to come to its defense in the event of a Chinese attack.
It was the Navy's fourth reported Taiwan Strait transit this year in what has become a routine signal of U.S. military presence in Asia.
China's foreign ministry has made a link between Xi Jinping's "global security initiative" and Beijing's ongoing opposition to military alliances in Asia.
"The One-China policy is the political foundation for China to develop friendly relations with other countries," Chinese embassy spokesperson Liu Pengyu told Newsweek.
The former U.S. ambassador to Russia said it was "too premature" for the Chinese leadership to believe its own narrative of America in decline.
Chiu Kuo-cheng said Taiwan would study potential alterations to China's long-standing military plans to capture the democratic island.
Public broadcaster CTS offered sincere apologies for its "gross negligence," promising that relevant personnel would be "severely disciplined" for the blunder.