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VIDEO: Pelosi refuses to confirm possible cancellation in Taiwan, calls Asia tour schedule a ‘security issue’

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) is preparing to visit some of the US’ Asian partners. This trip may include Taiwan, with which Washington does not have formal ties. Such high-profile visits are routinely used by US politicians to denounce China and demand an end to the one-China policy.

“I don’t talk about travel because, as some of you may know, it’s a security issue.” Pelosi told reporters on Capitol Hill on Friday. “This is a security issue, especially for all parliamentarians traveling abroad. For me too.”
bloomberg first reported the story She will reportedly visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia on Thursday, citing an anonymous source familiar with the plans. Taiwan is listed as a ‘interim’ optionThe first country she will visit remains unknown. Many nations are key U.S. allies in the U.S.’s attempt to encircle China, but others want Washington to distance itself from Beijing by viewing China as a threat.

Pelosi has invited several other senior U.S. lawmakers to join her on her trip, but some have declined, while the status of others is unknown.

The day before, Chinese President Xi Jinping told US Secretary of State Joe Biden that “those who play with fire will surely get burned.” This is certainly a warning that Washington should not test China’s patience by violating its sovereignty over Taiwan. The United States joined her in 1979 when she switched China’s legitimate government recognition from Taipei to Beijing.

Biden, like senior Pentagon leaders, tried to dissuade Pelosi from traveling. Pelosi and other lawmakers have countered, arguing that asking her not to visit Taiwan, whether Chinese or American, is undemocratic. Republicans, political opponents, rallied behind the trip.

“Strategic Ambiguity”

If the House Speaker goes, she will be the highest-ranking American to visit Taiwan since then-Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997. Meeting with then President of Taiwan with Lee Teng-hui told china: “Please understand, we will protect Taiwan.

The statement violated the long-standing attitude of the United States A policy of “strategic ambiguity” On the issue of protecting Taiwan from mainland China. This policy is calculated to maintain the status quo that Taiwan is neither confident enough to declare independence nor close enough to reintegrate with China. Since Biden took office in his 2021 presidency, he’s tripped over the same rule several times. had to walk back his claim.

In 1997, China focused on pressing issues. Reincorporation of Hong Kong It has been a British colony since it was seized as a war prize in 1840. 1995-1996 Taiwan Strait CrisisThis began when Lee obtained a visa to visit the United States, and China responded with missile and amphibious strike training near Taiwan.
In response, the United States sent two carrier battle groups and amphibious assault ships (another type of aircraft carrier), and a number of US warships ignored China’s warnings and passed directly through the Taiwan Strait. In Taiwan’s first democratic elections in 1996, the Chinese government was forced to withdraw and Li won a narrow majority in opinion polls. Acquiring New Weapons can challenge the mighty US Navy..
Taiwan’s government is a remnant of the Republican government that ruled all of China from 1912 to 1949. The communist Red Army won on the mainland and founded the People’s Republic of China, but was unable to cross the Taiwan Strait and a stalemate ensued. Since then, all but a few countries have switched their legal Chinese government recognition from Taipei to Beijing. Including US 1979.



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