China has warned the US of a possible visit to Taiwan by US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.
The essentials in a nutshell
- China has warned the US that it may make a diplomatic trip to Taiwan.
- Nancy Pelosi is reportedly set to visit an Asian country soon.
- Pelosi is the Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
China is targeting America again A possible trip to Taiwan Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, warned. “If the US side insists on this visit, China will take firm and strong measures to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Beijing Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday.
The Chinese leadership views independent Taiwan as part of the Communist People’s Republic and threatens to take it over. After Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, concerns have grown that Beijing might one day follow through on its threats.
Unusually sharp warnings
Beijing had already responded last week with unusually sharp warnings after the British Financial Times reported on the possible trip. Chinese state media also warned of significant consequences if Pelosi did indeed visit Taiwan. Pelosi herself has not confirmed the plans.
President of the United States Joe Biden He replied cautiously. “I think the military Holds for now Not a good idea,” Biden said last week in response to reporters’ questions about travel plans. But he did not know the current status.
A whole series of parliamentary representatives from America and the EU Visited Taiwan. But for China, which views the island republic as its own territory, a trip by a senior American politician like Pelosi seems to be going too far.
Last week, Vice President Nicola Beer, of the European Parliament, visited the Democratic Island Republic where he also met President Tsai Ing-wen. Beijing also sounded a warning about Beer’s arrival.
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