China begins military drills: From Thursday, August 4, Chinese state media has announced “major military exercises and training activities, including live-fire drills,” in six regions around the Taiwan island.
Pelosi and her group got off the plane at Songshan Airport in downtown Taipei
Tuesday, August 2, around 10 p.m. local time, a US Air Force plane carrying House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taipei, Taiwan’s capital. China and the US are in a big diplomatic fight because she went to Taiwan.
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Pelosi and her group got off the plane at Songshan Airport in downtown Taipei. Taiwan’s foreign minister, Joseph Wu, and the top US representative in Taiwan, Sandra Oudkirk, were there to meet them. Before she got there, Chinese warplanes flew over the Taiwan Strait. Since Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan became public, China has been warning the US of “grave consequences,” which has led to a full-blown diplomatic dispute between the US and China. Beijing claims the island as its own, and Pelosi’s trip there has made things worse between the US and China.
Pelosi, on the other hand, sent out a tweet
After Pelosi arrived in Taiwan, China told the Global Times that the PLA will hold “important military exercises and training activities, including live-fire drills,” from Thursday, August 4, to Sunday, August 7, in six areas around the island of Taiwan. Pelosi, on the other hand, sent out a tweet about “America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant democracy” as soon as she landed in Taipei.
The Chinese foreign ministry responded quickly and made its warnings even stronger. “In response to the US Speaker’s visit, China will definitely do everything it needs to do to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity. In a statement, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the US and the “Taiwan independence” separatists would have to pay for all the problems that would come from this.
Pelosi and other members of the Congressional Delegation also made a statement
When they got to Taiwan, Pelosi and other members of the Congressional Delegation also made a statement. This is the first time in 25 years that a Speaker of the US House of Representatives has gone to Taiwan on an official trip.
“This visit is part of a larger trip we are taking to the Indo-Pacific.Which also includes Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan. The trip is centered on mutual security, economic cooperation, and democratic government. Our talks with Taiwan’s leaders will be about reaffirming our support for our partner and advancing our shared goals, such as making the Indo-Pacific region more free and open. The statement said, “America’s support for Taiwan’s 23 million people is more important than ever as the world decides between autocracy and democracy.”
China’s People’s Liberation Army has been practicing in the South China Sea
The letter went on to say, “Our visit is one of several Congressional delegations to Taiwan.And it does not in any way go against long-standing U.S. policy, which is based on the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, U.S.-China Joint Communiqués, and the Six Assurances.” The United States still doesn’t like it when one country tries to change things on its own. Xinhua News quoted Wang Yi, the Chinese foreign minister, as saying. “It is shameful that the United States breaks its promise on the Taiwan issue. This will only destroy its national credibility.”
In order to show how strong its military is, China’s People’s Liberation Army has been practicing in the South China Sea. The Yellow Sea, and the Bohai Sea since last week. These exercises have included live-fire drills. Pelosi is second in line to be president of the US and has been a critic of China for a long time. Would go to Taiwan at a time when relations between Washington and Beijing are getting worse.
China claims self-ruled Taiwan as its own
Pelosi visited Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan. Her unannounced Taiwan stop was widely expected.
China claims self-ruled Taiwan as its own, and a foreign ministry spokesperson warned that Pelosi’s visit would be a “gross meddling in China’s internal affairs”
Nancy Pelosi‘s long history of confronting Beijing
Pelosi outraged China by visiting Tiananmen Square and unfurling a flag honoring 1989 protest victims. Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan on Tuesday despite China’s warnings to meet with human rights campaigners. Pelosi’s journey to Taiwan culminated in her decades as a strong US critic of the Beijing regime. Especially on rights issues, and highlighted Congress’s history of taking a harsher line with Beijing than the White House.
Pelosi visited Taiwan after Newt Gingrich in 1997. Six lawmakers followed. In 1991, two years after China’s violent crackdown on pro-democracy protestors. Pelosi and two other legislators hung a banner near Tiananmen. They were removed by police.2015 was the first time House Democrats visited Tibet since 2008. Pelosi has defended human rights in Tibet and met the Dalai Lama, whom Beijing deems a separatist.
China says US visits to Taiwan promote independence. Without diplomatic ties, Washington must defend Taiwan. Taiwan specialist Kharis Templeman said Pelosi, 82, wants to solidify her legacy while signaling support for Taiwan against Beijing pressure.
Who better to send that signal than the House speaker? Templeman said she’s in a fantastic symbolic position to resist the CCP. Beijing has never stopped governing Taiwan with force. Taiwan says only its people can choose its future. A trip would have “very substantial effects,” said Zhao Lijian.