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Entertainment On the way to Asia, Nancy Pelosi maintains the vagueness with a possible visit to Taiwan

12:20  31 july  2022
12:20  31 july  2022 Source:   france24.com

Furious China Warns Nancy Pelosi Not to Visit Taiwan

  Furious China Warns Nancy Pelosi Not to Visit Taiwan China warned Pelosi against following through with a visit to the disputed island, threatening the U.S. with "consequences" if she does.Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian cautioned Pelosi on Tuesday against following through on a potential visit to Taiwan in response to a report from the Financial Times which claimed the California Democrat was planning to visit the island in August. Pelosi would be the most senior U.S. official to visit the territory since former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich arranged a three-day stopover in 1997.

La présidente de la Chambre des représentants, Nancy Pelosi, lors d'une conférence de presse, le 29 juillet 2022 à la veille de son départ dans la région Asie-Pacifique, avec des arrêts prévus à Singapour, en Malaisie, en Corée du Sud et au Japon. © Saul Loeb, AFP The president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, during a press conference, July 29, 2022 On the eve of his departure in the Asia-Pacific region, with stops provided in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

The president of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, confirmed on Sunday to be on the way to Asia, but maintains the vagueness around a possible visit to Taiwan for security reasons, and not to overturn More relations between China and the United States.

The president of the American House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, confirmed, Sunday, July 31, being on the way to Asia, without mentioning a possible step at Taiwan which could further outline the relations between the China and the United States.

Taiwan Conducts Air Raid Drills Amid China Tension, Potential Pelosi Visit

  Taiwan Conducts Air Raid Drills Amid China Tension, Potential Pelosi Visit While the Biden administration hasn't embraced the House speaker's visit to the self-governing island, Republicans have pressed for her to make the trip.The self-governing island on Monday kicked off its Han Kuang military exercises, an annual five-day event simulating an invasion by China. While Taiwan's drills were previously planned, Pelosi's possible visit comes amid heightened tensions with Beijing and has drawn strong reactions in both the U.S. and China.

"I lead a delegation from Congress to the Indo-Pacific region to reaffirm America's unshakable commitment to its allies and friends in the region," she announced in a press release.

"In Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, we will hold high -level meetings to discuss how we can promote our common values ​​and interests, in particular peace and security, economic growth and the Commerce, the Pandemic of Covid-19, the climate crisis, human rights and democratic governance, "she added.

The Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that Nancy Pelosi and the accompanying delegation would go to the city-state from August 1 to 2.

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Xi, Biden to speak as possible Pelosi Taiwan visit looms

  Xi, Biden to speak as possible Pelosi Taiwan visit looms BEIJING (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden is planning to speak with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for the first time in four months, with a wide range of bilateral and international issues on the table. But a potential visit to Taiwan by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is looming over the conversation set for Thursday, with China warning of a severe response if she travels to the self-governing island democracy Beijing claims as its own territory.

Military tension in the

region The president of the House of Representatives maintains the vagueness around a possible visit in Taiwan for security reasons.

For weeks, The tensions between the United States and China increased following information that it could go to the autonomous island, which China considers as part of its territory.

Beijing would see a passage, even in short, of the president of the House of Representatives on the island as a provocation.

Washington has no diplomatic relations with Taipei and recognizes the communist regime of Beijing as the only representative of China. But the United States sells weapons to the island and rent its "democratic" regime.

Nancy Pelosi's visit comes as military tension rises in the region.

The Taiwanese army carried out its most important annual military exercises this week, which included simulations of interception of Chinese attacks from the sea.

at the same time, the American aircraft carrier Uss Ronald Reagan and its flotilla Singapore to head to the Southern China Sea as part of a scheduled operation, the US Navy said.

and Saturday, as a response, China organized a military exercise "with real ammunition" in the Taiwan Strait.

with AFP

Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan Visit: Chinese Military to Conduct Drills Around Taiwan .
The White House warns China not to use the trip as a "pretext to increase aggressive military activity" near Taiwan.Before arriving in Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopped in Malaysia.

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