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Beijing summons US ambassador, says Pelosi ‘playing with fire’
Xie Feng, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister, summoned US Ambassador to Beijing Nicholas Burns to protest Nancy Pelosi’s visit, reports CNNciting state media.
Xie Feng accused Nancy Pelosi of “deliberately provoking” China and “playing with fire against the will of the people”, saying the consequences of her visit will be “extremely serious”.
What could be the consequences of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan?
Taiwanese and military security expert Zhaohan Shen explains on BFMTV what the consequences of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan could be. “It’s not going to start a third world war, but it’s getting us closer to it,” he said.
Joe Biden ‘respects Nancy Pelosi’s decision’ to travel to Taiwan
Nancy Pelosi “has the right to visit Taiwan,” said John Kirby, White House spokesman for strategic issues, on Tuesday. In front of the journalists, he recalled the position of the United States on Taiwan, indicating that an independence of the island was not desired by Washington.
However, despite Beijing’s threats to Nancy Pelosi’s visit, John Kirby said President Joe Biden “respects the decision” of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
“The United States does not want a crisis”, says John Kirby
There is “no reason” for Beijing to turn Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan into a “crisis” or use it as a “pretext” to increase military activity “in or around the Taiwan Strait”, said John Kirby, White House spokesman for strategic matters.
In front of journalists, he indicated that “the United States does not want a crisis” between Washington and Beijing.
Chinese ambassador to US says Pelosi’s visit will lead to ‘escalation of tensions’
Interviewed on CNN, Qin Gang, Chinese ambassador to the United States, strongly criticized Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.
“Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan in any form at any time during her tenure is politically highly sensitive and will lead to escalating tensions” in the region and between Washington and Beijing.
“We therefore strongly condemn it and protest against it,” he said.
Moscow says China has the right to take steps to protect its ‘sovereignty’
Russia said on Tuesday that China had the right to take the “necessary measures to protect its sovereignty”, describing the visit to Taiwan by the speaker of the American House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi as “obvious provocation”.
“The Chinese side has the right to take necessary measures to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity regarding the Taiwan issue,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The ministry called Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan an “obvious provocation” aimed at containing China.
Taiwan announces incursion of more than 20 Chinese military planes during Pelosi’s visit
Taiwan announced the incursion of more than 20 Chinese military aircraft into its air defense zone on Tuesday, as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began a controversial visit to the island over which Beijing claims sovereignty.
“21 Chinese military aircraft…entered the ADIZ (Air Defense Identification Zone, wider than airspace) in southwestern Taiwan on August 2, 2022,” it said. in a statement on Twitter the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense.
For Taipei, Pelosi’s visit shows ‘unwavering’ US support for Taiwan
Tapei welcomed Nancy Pelosi’s visit on Tuesday. The Speaker of the US House of Representatives said her trip “reaffirms that America stands with Taiwan: a robust and vibrant democracy and our important partner in the Indo-Pacific region.
Several American ships cruise in the Taiwan region
Several American ships were present on Tuesday in the Taiwan region when Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi arrived in the island that Beijing considers to be one of its provinces, according to American military sources.
While China announced that its military would launch “targeted military actions” in response to the visit, the US 7th Fleet tweeted on Tuesday that the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, which has been cruising in the region since early July , was in the Philippine Sea, south of Taiwan.
The US Navy released images of the Ronald Reagan performing maneuvers with the supply ship USS Carl Brashear on Sunday.
The aircraft carrier and its airborne group “carry out a routine mission in the western Pacific,” said an American official who requested anonymity.
The Pentagon has assured that the presence of these two ships in the region was not linked to the visit of Nancy Pelosi, the highest American official to visit the island since his predecessor Newt Gingrich in 1997.
“We are obviously taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of elected members of Congress, wherever they choose to go and when” they travel, a spokesperson for the United States Department of Health said on Tuesday. Defense.
Republican senators welcome Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan
A rare moment of unity in the US Congress. Shortly after Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, landed in Taiwan, Republican senators greeted the Democrat.
“We support the visit of the President of the House of Representatives to Taiwan”, can we read in a press release relayed by The Hill and signed by 25 elected Conservatives, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
“For decades, members of Congress, including former Speakers of the House of Representatives, have traveled to Taiwan,” the senators explained, as Nancy Pelosi is the highest ranking American leader to set foot on the island. since 25 years.
‘The United States stands with Taiwan’: Nancy Pelosi justifies her visit to the island
After issuing a statement upon her arrival in Taiwan earlier on Tuesday, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives again justified her presence on the island, despite threats of retaliation from China.
Her trip “reaffirms that America stands with Taiwan: a robust and vibrant democracy and our important partner in the Indo-Pacific region,” she wrote, posting a photo of her arrival on the tarmac.
European stock markets fall in the face of tensions around Taiwan
European stock markets ended in the red on Tuesday, after the announcement of the visit of the leader of the American deputies Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, which exacerbates tensions between the United States and China.
The Paris Stock Exchange thus dropped 0.42% to 6,409.80 points and Frankfurt lost 0.23%. London, on the other hand, avoided the breakage by finishing close to balance, at -0.06%.
China announces ‘targeted military actions’
The Chinese Foreign Ministry strongly condemns this Tuesday Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwanreports the Chinese media CGTN.
For its part, the state media GlobalTimes announces that military exercises are to begin on Tuesday, in response to the American visit.
China denounces the “extremely dangerous” attitude of the United States
The Chinese Foreign Ministry strongly condemns this Tuesday Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwanreports the Chinese media CGTN. The Speaker of the US House of Representatives arrived on the island on Tuesday afternoon, despite threats of reprisals from China.
According to this source, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that this arrival sends “wrong signals” to the separatist forces, who want to obtain the independence of Taiwan, to which China is opposed. Protests were addressed to the Americans, add the Chinese authorities, according to CGTN, Beijing denouncing the “extremely dangerous” attitude of the United States.
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Pelosi says Taiwan visit demonstrates US ‘unconditional support’
Democratic Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi said her visit to Taiwan on Tuesday demonstrated the “unconditional support” of the United States, in a statement released shortly after landing on the island.
“Our parliamentary delegation’s visit to Taiwan demonstrates America’s unconditional support for Taiwan’s vibrant democracy,” she said in the statement, adding that the visit did not “in any way” violate policy. of the United States vis-à-vis China.
Between hacking and cutting, digital tension rises a notch in Taiwan
In recent days, tensions between China and Taiwan have been at their highest. As China multiplies military demonstrationsTaiwanese citizens prepare themselves against a possible attack. But the Asian tour of Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the American House of Representatives, rekindled tensions in the region, especially in digital terms.
A cyberattack hit government and presidential administration sites in Taiwan on August 2. The day before, the Weibo social network became inaccessible for users on the island.
Why Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan risks escalating tensions between China and the United States
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday. This visit does not go to Beijing, which has brandished the threat of a military response in recent days. Why? We explain everything in this article
US Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan despite Chinese threats
The Chinese threats will not have changed anything. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday. A landing particularly followed internationally for the diplomatic consequences it could have.
Indeed, China has assured in recent hours that the United States “will pay the price” if ever the parliamentarian went to the end of this initiative. This is the first official US visit to the island in 25 years. This visit is highly likely to increase tensions, already high, between Washington and Beijing.
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