US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is currently touring parts of Asia, and she’s expected to stop at Taiwan according to reports.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is currently in Singapore and is expected to visit Taiwan this week as part of her Asian tour before she gets back to the United States.
“From my sources, Speaker Pelosi is arriving in Taipei tomorrow night” one Taiwan journalist Tingting disclosed.
China’s military have repeatedly warned that her visit to Taiwan could trigger military action. The Chinese Communist government says its military “will not sit idly” CNN reports.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian emphasized on Monday morning that “The People’s Liberation Army won’t sit idly by” if US speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan. Chinese Defense Ministry earlier last week made similar statements.
Several media houses in Taiwan report that Nancy Pelosi is expected to be in Taiwan August second and is expected to meet Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen on Wednesday.
China for years consider Taiwan, a self-governing island as its territory. Pelosi included Malaysia, Japan and South Korea in her departure statement except Taiwan.
She’s already in Singapore as she tweeted a while ago acknowledging how her delegation is privileged to meet Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and Finance Minister.
“Our delegation today had a great privilege of meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister in Singapore. We discussed how our nations can continue to work together to advance security, prosperity and opportunity for those on both sides of the Pacific” she posted with the above picture about an hour ago.
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China released a video on its biggest social media platform, WeChat ahead of Pelosi’s visit.
According to NewsMax, the United States have been moving “aircraft carriers, large planes and other assets closer to Taiwan to create a buffer zone in anticipation of Nancy Pelosi possibly stopping in Taiwan”
The United States and China together signed the three Sino-US join communique on December 16, 1978 which states that “The United States of America recognizes the government of the People’s Republic of China as the sole legal government of China.
China Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying emphasized that the United States must keep her promises in this agreement as the Chinese people claim Taiwan as their territory.
“The US government must honour its commitments both in word and in deed. Otherwise, the US government must take the responsibility and bear consequences for any act, under whatever pretext, in violation of the three sino-US join communiques” she posted on her twitter page.