May Day General Strike
People take part in a mock chess game called "Operation Chess Majik" as part of the May Day protests organized by the Occupy Toronto group in Toronto May 1, 2012. Operation Chess Majik was a theatrical play that using a giant chess board and chess pieces made of cardboard to re-enact the protesters' view of the problems with the economic system. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
BALTIMORE (Reuters) -The United States would come to Taiwan's defense and has a commitment to defend the island China claims as its own, U.S. President Joe Biden said on Thursday, though the White House said later there was no change in policy towards the island.