Beijing has strongly condemned the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, made despite what it called disregard of stern warnings from China.
In a statement issued shortly after the high-ranking US official’s plane landed on the island on Tuesday afternoon, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the country will take measures to protect its sovereignty.
Pelosi is going in there with a military escort, there are a number of large warships going with her, referring to the reported deployment by the US Navy to ensure the safety of the congressional delegation.
Considering that Washington formally recognized Taiwan as part of China, the move can be considered a military incursion into Chinese territory.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her visit to Taiwan in no way contradicts Washington’s long-standing policy on the self-governed island after touching down in Taipei on Tuesday, despite stark warnings from China.
The US official said her discussions with Taiwan’s leaders would focus on reaffirming our support for our partner and on promoting our shared interests, including advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
Following days of uncertainty over her visit, Pelosi touched down on the island late on Tuesday in spite of repeated warnings from Beijing against the visit.
The island nation, regarded by Beijing as an integral part of China, was not listed among the official destinations of the speaker’s Asian tour, which included Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan.
Pelosi is the first speaker of the US House or Representatives to visit Taiwan in over two decades. Taiwan, which officially calls itself the Republic of China (ROC), has been self-ruled since the 1940s but has never officially declared independence from Beijing.
The visit, the first time in 25 years that a House speaker has traveled to the self-governed island, has prompted a sharp increase in military activities in the region.
Over the weekend, China staged live-fire military drills off the coast of the southeastern province of Fujian, just across the strait between the mainland and Taiwan. Further drills in the area are set to take place this week.
The USA deployed into the region the USS Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, which is currently to the southwest of Taiwan in the waters east of the Bashi Canal, which separates the island and the Philippines.
It remains to be seen what China’s reaction will be to Pelosi’s trip, but the more alarming predictions of open hostilities breaking out between the two nations over Taiwan are unlikely to come true.
Both China and the USA are to undergo sensitive transitions of power this year, he pointed out, so neither government would want a shooting war and both would like to score political points by playing tough with the other.
But then again, we ALL know Biden is allied in many business dealings with the Chinese. He is in NO WAY opposed to them. They are FRIENDS. Nancy going to Taiwan is her way of putting out the welcome mat and opening the door to a Chinese invasion.
Giving the Chinese an excuse for invasion. IF she even went to Taiwan. Many reports of her plane going dark on radar and not being traceable by the public.
Most likely her meeting with Taiwan leaders was taken at a place similar to Castle Rock Studios where Biden operates his hoax regime from, instead of the White House as the media suggests.
This is ALL theater meant to wake up people. And if it’s not, then all parties involved (including Trump) are at war with us.
Add to that the bio-weapons labs located in Taiwan and run by the Deep State (the same as Ukraine). Were Russia and China not justified in invading if there were weapons labs targeting them (and us)?
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Asia WW III News 2022.