Pelosi arrives in Taiwan to express US commitment. China angry

In this handout photo taken and released by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Aug. 2, 2022, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with her delegation upon arrival at Taipei’s Singshan Airport. have been Photo: AFP
  • Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday despite warnings from China.
  • Pelosi’s visit has drawn condemnation from China, which is planning ‘targeted military operations’.
  • She says her visit was completely in line with US policy towards Taiwan.

WASHINGTON: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday with a clear message for China, saying that the US commitment to a democratic Taiwan is more important than ever.

In a visit that was quickly condemned by Beijing, Pelosi became the first official visit to Taiwan by a House speaker in 25 years.

“Our congressional delegation’s visit to Taiwan honors America’s unwavering commitment to support Taiwan’s vibrant democracy,” Pelosi said in a statement shortly after the landing.

He added that his congressional delegation’s visit, including an overnight stay, was fully in line with US policy on Taiwan.

Pelosi said discussions with Taiwan’s leadership will focus on shared interests, including advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific.

“America’s solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan is more important today than ever, as the world faces a choice between authoritarianism and democracy,” Pelosi said in the statement, adding that China condemned her visit. This will hurt China and America badly. Relations.

In a Washington Post op-ed shortly after her landing, Pelosi described her visit as praising Taiwan’s commitment to the democratic government, while criticizing the dramatic rise in tensions with Taiwan in recent years. why

“Given the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) escalating aggression, our congressional delegation’s visit should be seen as an unequivocal statement that the United States stands with Taiwan,” Pelosi wrote.