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In Taiwan, Nancy Pelosi against Chinese threats


The plane carrying US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed a few minutes before 18:00 at Taipei airport, despite China’s threats that its military “will not stand idle” in the face of what the Chinese side considers major challenge and meddling in its internals.

In her written statement, which she also published on social media, Mrs. Pelosi states that her visit takes place in the context of the US’s support for Taiwan’s democracy, confirms the common interests of the two countries in the region and emphasizes that it does not constitute a change of long-term policy of the United States.

The statement in detail:

“Our delegation’s visit to Taiwan honors America’s unwavering commitment to support the Republic of Taiwan.

Our discussions with Taiwan’s leadership reaffirm our support for our partner and support our common interests, which include advancing the freedom of the Indo-Pacific region.

America’s solidarity with Taiwan’s 23 million people is more important today than ever as the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy.

Our visit is one of many by congressional delegations to Taiwan – and in no way contradicts the long-standing policy of the United States, governed by the 1979 Act, the US-China joint communiqués and the Six Assurances.” .

“Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan harms peace and stability in the Straits”

China’s foreign ministry on Tuesday condemned US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, saying it seriously harms peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, Reuters reports.

In a statement issued immediately after Pelosi’s arrival in Taipei, China’s foreign ministry stressed that the visit seriously affects the political foundations of China-US relations, and said it had lodged a strong protest with the US.

China: “Extraordinary Political Implications”

China had issued threats during a regular Chinese Foreign Ministry briefing, with spokesman Zhao Lijian stressing that because of Ms Pelosi’s status as the US administration’s “No. 3”, a visit to Taiwan, which China claims, would “led to outrageous political implications”.

The 82-year-old Californian Democratic leader is on an Asian tour that has included planned visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, while the visit to Taiwan, although not officially announced, was widely expected.

Nancy Pelosi is expected to meet with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and visit the country’s parliament on Wednesday, United Daily News reported.

Chinese fighter jets in the air – Taiwan denies

Shortly before the arrival of the American leader of the Democrats, it became known from Chinese media that “Chinese Su-35 fighter jets” are “crossing the Taiwan Strait”, which separates mainland China from the island claimed by Beijing.

However, the Ministry of Defense of Taiwan denied the information, calling the reports in question false. In a statement released by the ministry, it also notes that it is fully aware of activities near Taiwan, while warning that it will send appropriate forces in response to “hostile threats.”

Source: Capital

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