U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has said a Chinese invasion of Taiwan remains a "distinct threat,” while insisting that the Biden administration hasn’t changed its position over the island’s status, despite Chinese claims to the contrary.

"I think it remains a distinct threat that there could be a military contingency around Taiwan,” Sullivan said in an interview.

Although Sullivan offered no prediction of when such an attack might occur, he said, "The People’s Republic of China has actually stated as official policy that it is not taking the invasion of Taiwan off the table.”