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The trip of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, to Taiwan on Tuesday, August 2, greatly displeased China.
Escorted by four American fighter planes, the aircraft carrying Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Tuesday August 2. The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives has kept her word. This is the first visit to the island by a senior US official in 25 years. For its part, China considers the arrival of Nancy Pelosi as a provocation.
“The United States will bear the responsibility and must pay the price for this attack on China’s sovereignty and strategic interests.”, warned Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. China considers Taiwan, 130 kilometers from its coast, as an integral part of its territory. While the 23 million Taiwanese have their own democratic institutions, laws, currency and military, Taiwan is only recognized by 13 states in the world.
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