Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan

Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan: After weeks of uncertainty, Nancy Pelosi flew into Taiwan on an Air Force passenger jet Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit Taiwan amidst China’s warnings against the visit.

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi waves with other members of the delegation as they board a plane before leaving Taipei Songshan Airport in Taipei, Taiwan August 3, 2022, in this screengrab taken from video. 

Only a few hours after US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan after pledging solidarity to the nation, 27 Chinese warplanes entered Taiwan’s air defense zone, news agency AFP reported quoting Taiwan officials. China had also blocked imports of citrus, fish, and other foods from Taiwan in retaliation for a visit by the top American lawmaker.

China Punishes Taiwan After US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Visit

On a trip rife with tension, US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged solidarity and hailed Taiwan’s democracy, leaving a trail of Chinese anger over her brief visit to the self-ruled island that Beijing claims as its own. She ensured that the US will not abandon its commitment to the self-governing island. Pelosi spoke to Taiwanese lawmakers and said in a press meeting that the US supports the status quo, but does not want anything to happen to Taiwan by force. Speaking at an event alongside Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, Pelosi said: “Now, more than ever, America’s solidarity with Taiwan is crucial, that’s the message we bring in today.”

27 Chinese warplanes enter Taiwan’s air defense zone after Nancy Pelosi’s visit

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China, meanwhile, reacted sharply to the visit and summoned the American envoy in Beijing to lodge a stern protest. It warned that Washington will “pay a price” for its “mistakes” and asked it to stop using the Taiwan issue to contain China in any form. Pelosi’s visit ratcheted up tension between China and the United States because China claims Taiwan as part of its territory.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, landed in Taiwan on Tuesday (August 2) evening, ignoring Chinese threats and a warning by President Xi Jinping, delivered to President Joe Biden last week, to “not play with fire” (by provoking China).

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Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is the highest-level visit by an American official to the island in a quarter century. The senior US politician has been critical of China on multiple fronts over the decades.

The US has maintained a ‘One China’ policy since the 1970s, under which it recognizes Taiwan as a part of China. But it has unofficial ties with Taiwan as well — a strategy that is known as strategic or deliberate ambiguity. Beijing considers Taiwan a part of China, threatens it frequently, and has not ruled out taking the island by military force at any time.

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