Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives, arrived in Taipei on Tuesday for a visit to Taiwan amid China’s warnings, escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing.
Amid a more serious security threat from China, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plane touched down in Taiwan. China has said that if Pelosi visits Taiwan, which would be the greatest number of US trips in more than 20 years, the US will “pay the price.”
Speaking at a press conference in Beijing, Hua Chunying, a spokesperson for the Chinese foreign ministry, said, “What I can tell you is, the US will definitely have to bear responsibility and pay the price for harming China’s sovereignty and security interests.” She added that China will take “firm and powerful” measures in response.
Prior to Pelosi’s visit, the Chinese military said that it will practice using live ammo off its shore at one of the Taiwan Strait’s narrowest spots. Without providing details on when a representative for the Chinese Air Force had stated that the nation would fly fighter planes over Taiwan to show that it could protect its sovereignty.
Nancy Pelosi on “Why I’m leading the US Delegation to Taiwan”
The US must support Taiwan, an island of resiliency, according to the US House Speaker, who is second in line for the White House behind the US vice president.
“Taiwan is a pioneer in governance; at the moment, it is fighting the Covid-19 epidemic and promoting environmental protection and climate change initiatives. It is a world leader in terms of stability, security, and economic growth thanks to its entrepreneurial spirit, innovative culture, and technical proficiency “mentioned Pelosi.
Russia’s statement about Nancy Pelosi
As per Russia’s foreign ministry, China has the right to take action to safeguard its sovereignty.
The visit to Taiwan by Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives, was deemed an obvious provocation by Russia’s foreign ministry. The ministry also said in a statement that China has the right to take action to safeguard its sovereignty. Prior to the visit, Moscow supported China and forewarned Washington that Beijing would be on the receiving end of the visit.
On the day of Pelosi’s arrival, more than 20 Chinese military aircraft fly over Taiwan: Taipei
According to reports, the jet is en route to Taipei and is approaching Taiwan from the southeast. The aircraft started to drop from its 35,000-foot cruising altitude as it got close to the island, according to the radar service. Every time a top US government official visits Taiwan, the Chinese government has repeatedly cautioned against going and vowed to take tough action in retaliation.
Due to Pelosi’s arrival, China will begin “targeted military activities.”
In reaction to U.S. House Speaker Pelosi’s travel to Taiwan, the Chinese military has been placed on high alert and will begin “targeted military activities,” according to the Chinese defence ministry. Separately, the Eastern Theatre Command of the People’s Liberation Army declared it will carry out combined military actions close to Taiwan. According to the Eastern Theatre Command, the exercises would involve combined air and sea drills in Taiwan’s north, southwest, and southeast, long-range live shooting in the Taiwan Strait, and missile test launches in the sea east of Taiwan.
Pelosi, who made history in 2007 by becoming the first woman to hold the position, is the 52nd Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The first person to do so in more than 60 years, Pelosi made history once more in January 2019 when she reclaimed her place as the second in line for the president.
Pelosi has served in Congress for more than three decades and has been an outspoken critic of China.
She hoisted a banner on Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1991 in memory of those killed during the brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protestors.
Pelosi’s statement “Democracy is thriving in Taiwan”
Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House, declared on Wednesday that America would not turn its back on Taiwan and that now more than ever, support for the island nation is essential. She added that America’s commitment to upholding democracy across the world, including in Taiwan, is unwavering. It has demonstrated to the entire world that despite difficulties, optimism, courage, and resolve can create a peaceful and successful future. The message we convey today is that America’s support for Taiwan is essential right now more than ever. Pelosi, the US Speaker added.
During an event with the president of the island, Tsai Ing-wen, Pelosi declared, “Today, our group… came to Taiwan to make clear we would not forsake our commitment to Taiwan and we are proud of our long friendship.” “America’s steadfast commitment to supporting Taiwan’s thriving democracy is honored by our delegation’s visit to Taiwan. Our meetings with Taiwan’s leadership have helped to advance our common objectives, particularly the advancement of a free and open Indo-Pacific region, and to reaffirm our support for our partner.
Taiwan is a wonderful example of fortitude. The message we are conveying today is that Taiwan is essential. Security, governance and the economy will be three areas where we will work together with Taiwan. Pelosi included.
The US wants the world to recognize Taiwan’s leadership, she added, and the world must choose between authoritarianism and democracy. The world must decide between democracy and despotism now. America’s commitment to upholding democracy both here in Taiwan and across the world continues to be unwavering, according to Pelosi.
Pelosi addressed Taiwan’s parliament, saying, “We applaud Taiwan for being one of the freest civilizations in the world.
Taiwan’s President’s Speech
The US speaker is “really one of Taiwan’s most committed allies,” according to Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen.
Tsai Ing-wen remarked, “We appreciate you coming to Taiwan to convey the US Congress’s continued support for Taiwan.
Pelosi praised Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, stating that she is a role model for women in politics. The Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon, Taiwan’s highest civilian honor, was presented to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday, August 3.