World Taiwan-China voltages: USA calls on Solomonian to defend democracy on

14:50  07 august  2022
14:50  07 august  2022 Source:   spiegel.de

China's Xi warns Biden over Taiwan, calls for cooperation

  China's Xi warns Biden over Taiwan, calls for cooperation BEIJING (AP) — President Xi JInping warned against meddling in China’s dealings with Taiwan during a phone call with his U.S. counterpart, Joe Biden, that gave no indication of progress on trade, technology or other irritants, including Beijing’s opposition to a top American lawmaker’s possible visit to the island democracy, which the mainland claims as its own territory. Xi also warned against splitting the world’s two biggest economies, according to a Chinese government summary of Thursday’s unusually lengthy, three-hour call. Businesspeople and economists warn such a change, brought on by Chinese industrial policy and U.S.

China's massive military presence in Taiwanstrasse threatens to expand: The island state of Salomons is entering connections with Beijing-Washington holds against it with a diplomatic offensive.

  Taiwan-China-Spannungen: USA rufen auf Salomonen zur Verteidigung der Demokratie auf © Dion Isaacson/ AFP

on the Solomonians, an island state in the South Pacific, called US Vice Secretary of State Wendy Sherman to defend democracy. It was time to "decide whether we want governments who work transparently and take account of their people," she said.

On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Guadal Canal between the USA and Japan, which was then allied with National Socialist Germany, Sherman gave no names. However, she said that "some in the world" forgot what costs caused wars or ignored the teachings of the past.

Why Speaker Pelosi must go to Taiwan

  Why Speaker Pelosi must go to Taiwan [This piece has been published in Restoring America to highlight why it is important for Speaker Pelosi to follow through on her commitment to visit Taiwan in order to project U.S. strength and resolve.] Beijing is warning of “serious consequences” and “firm and resolute measures” should House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), follow through with her plans to visit Taiwan.The Chinese Communist Party can’t help itself. Like so much of what China has done in the past 10 years or so, these pronouncements only help to bring about the thing that it’s trying to prevent. At this point, Pelosi must visit.

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Sherman's visit is part of a diplomatic offensive in the USA in the region. This also included a visit to Nancy Pelosi , the chairman of the US representative, in Taiwan . It was the highest visit from the United States in the Democratic Island Republic for a quarter of a century; This grew the tensions with China .

China claims Taiwan for himself. It sees the island as part of the People's Republic, threatens to conquer and vehemently rejects official contacts from other countries. China reacted on Pelosi's visit with a military maneuver in Taiwanstrasse, which is supposed to end on Sunday. Taiwan accused China to simulate an attack on the main island .

China’s Xi Jinping Warns President Joe Biden Against ‘Playing With Fire’ Over Taiwan

  China’s Xi Jinping Warns President Joe Biden Against ‘Playing With Fire’ Over Taiwan Rresidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping had their first phone call since March—lasting more than two hours.Biden and Xi spoke for 2 hours and 17 minutes on a range of topics including pandemic recovery, trade and supply chain resilience. But it was Taiwan that dominated the agenda. “Resolutely safeguarding China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity is the firm will of the more than 1.4 billion Chinese people,” Xi told Biden, according to a Chinese readout of the call. “Those who play with fire will perish by it. It is hoped that the U.S. will be clear-eyed about this.

USA is concerned about their influence

It is the largest military demonstration of power to Taiwan since rocket exercises in the mid-1990s when the United States had posted two aircraft carriers to the region around Taiwan. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-Wen condemned the exercises as a "irresponsible threat" not only in Taiwanstrasse, but also for the whole region.

and in this region, the USA has its dwindling influence. Therefore the diplomatic offensive - and therefore the visit of Sherman on the Salomons.

became known in April that the island state and China had signed a far -reaching safety agreement. The Solomonian government around Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare also took steps to restrict the freedom of the press and played with the idea of ​​moving the elections.

The United States and Australia have long been concerned that China could build a naval base in the South Pacific. During her visit, Sherman confirmed Washington's will to strengthen cooperation with the "absolutely important" Pacific island states-among other things by opening US messages in Tonga , Kiribati and on the Solomonians.

How is China trying to redefine power balance in Taiwan Strait? .
Beijing's pledge to conduct "regular patrols" near Taiwan after large-scale military drills points to a worrisome and dangerous development, according to analysts.After seven days of large-scale military exercises around Taiwan, the Chinese People's Liberation Army announced on Wednesday that the drills-- held in response to a recent visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- had concluded. Beijing, however, pledged to continue "regular combat readiness patrols" in the area, raising the possibility of frequent Chinese military operations near the self-governed democratic island.

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