China Taiwan Tension: US Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi reached Japan, said- China cannot stop my visit
US Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that they can try to stop Taiwan from visiting or participating in other places, but they cannot stop us from traveling there. We will not allow them to isolate Taiwan.
China Taiwan Tension: US Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that China cannot isolate the self-governing island by preventing US officials from traveling to Taiwan. He made this remark in Tokyo on the last leg of his Asian tour. Pelosi has traveled to Taiwan despite strong opposition from China. She is the first Speaker of the US Parliament to visit Taiwan in 25 years.
Our Pres has his communication with Chinese Pres. We're 2 big countries & have to have communication among us...If we don't speak out for human rights in China because of commercial interests, we lose all moral authority to speak about human rights anywhere in world: Nancy Pelosi pic.twitter.com/6BWrbBKn5V — ANI (@ANI) August 5, 2022
China attacked on the pretext of our visit - Nancy
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that our representation here is not to change Taiwan's status quo in Asia. It is about Taiwan Relations Act, US-China policy, all laws and agreements. We want to establish and maintain peace in the Taiwan Strait. He said, China carried out attacks, probably used our visit as an excuse. They have tried to isolate Taiwan.
China cannot stop US officials from traveling
Pelosi further said that China can try to prevent Taiwan from visiting or participating in other places but they cannot stop us from traveling there. We will not allow them to isolate Taiwan. He said, the Chinese government cannot decide our itinerary.
China begins maneuvers around Taiwan
Here near Taiwan, China has started maneuvers on Friday. According to media reports, China has flown more than 100 fighter aircraft near the border with Taiwan. China will conduct exercises around Taiwan till August 7. Japan has also objected to this exercise by China.
5 members including Pelissi visited these countries
Pelosi said in Taipei on Wednesday that America's commitment to the self-governing island and democracy anywhere in the world is unshakable. Pelosi and five other members of Congress arrived in Tokyo late Thursday after traveling to Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Korea.
China threatens to annex Taiwan
Significantly, China, which has claimed its claim on Taiwan, called Pelosi's visit a provocation and on Thursday started military exercises, including missile firing, in six areas around Taiwan. He has threatened to take Taiwan by force if need be.