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Pelosi arrives in Taiwan – Fierce reactions from China

In Taiwan the Nancy Pelosi shortly before 18:00 (Greece time), with China’s reactions being fierce.

Beijing is escalating tensions with Taiwan in the wake of Pelosi’s visit, not only imposing an informal embargo on essential goods and food to the South China Sea island, but also modifying all flights to have a “clear field” over from the airspace of its neighboring country.

As reported by the Reuters agency, on the occasion of the arrival of the speaker of the US House of Representatives to the island of 23 million inhabitants that Beijing does not recognize as an independent state – although it maintains some diplomatic and economic relations with it – a “diplomatic fever’ that doesn’t seem to go away.

In particular, it prohibited the importation of items such as:

  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Cookies
  • Baby food
  • Cake
  • Drinks
  • Fresh seafood

At the same time, Beijing is modifying one after the other the flights to the eastern Chinese province closest to Taiwan, namely Fujian, mainly changing the flight times.

Thus, at least 50 flights have been modified since the morning by Xiamen Airlines alone, based in Xiamen city, 300 kilometers from the island, while air traffic control is the reason for the sudden changes, which have caused a great disturbance among passengers .

Source: News Beast

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