Daily uk news Nancy Pelosi taunts China: Speaker tells Taiwanese legislature US wants to increase inter-parliamentary dialogue and mentions Tiananmen Square massacre in speech promoting 'security, economy and governance' for island nation PremierLeague-N

PremierLeague-News.Com - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan's Parliament in Taipei on her first full day of her trip to the island. Pelosi is the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years.

Daily uk news Nancy Pelosi taunts China: Speaker tells Taiwanese legislature US wants to increase inter-parliamentary dialogue and mentions Tiananmen Square massacre in speech promoting 'security, economy and governance' for island nation PremierLeague-N

PremierLeague-News.Com - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan's Parliament in Taipei on her first full day of her trip to the island. Pelosi is the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years.

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03 August 2022 - 02:30

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi taunted China during her visit to Taiwan's Parliament in a speech promoting 'security, economy and governance' for the island nation.Pelosi, who met with vice president of Taiwan’s parliament Tsai Chi-Chang, Wednesday morning said the US had 'come in peace for this region' and issued 'very strong, bipartisan way, in support of Taiwan.'She referenced the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre where she claimed bipartisan officials were 'making the statement on human rights.' Pelosi was one of three US officials who visited the square in 1991 and displayed a banner honoring the deceased protesters.She expressed concerns over China's trade practices and technology transfers.She also praised the nation's COVID-19 response, in terms of governance and economy, and said she wants Taiwan's successes to be recognized worldwide.Pelosi, second in line to the presidency, is the highest-profile elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi taunted China during her visit to Taiwan 's Parliament in a speech promoting 'security, economy and governance' for island nation Nancy Pelosi hold a bouquet of flowers seemingly gifted to her by Taiwanese legislators House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan's Parliament in Taipei on her first full day of her trip to the island. Pelosi said Wednesday that her delegation had come to Taiwan in 'peace for the region' after the visit enraged Beijing and set off a diplomatic firestormPelosi arrived to Parliament Wednesday morning local time donning a white pant suit, turquoise blouse, matching shoes and pearl necklace. She also wore a white face mask.She was surrounded by a group of legislators wearing masks sporting the colors of both the Taiwanese and American Flags.Pelosi said Wednesday that her delegation had come to Taiwan in 'peace for the region' after the visit enraged Beijing and set off a diplomatic firestorm.'We come in friendship to Taiwan, we come in peace to the region,' she said during a meeting with Tsai Chi-chang, the deputy speaker of Taiwan's parliament.'I accept all the kind words about me, on behalf of the Congress of the United States. Because all of that was done in a very strong, bipartisan way, in support of Taiwan. When you say I am a good friend of Taiwan, I take that as a great compliment, but I receive it on behalf of my colleagues.'  Pelosi waves as she arrives at the Parliament in Taipei on Wednesday Pelosi arrived to Parliament Wednesday morning local time donning a white pant suit, turquoise blouse, matching shoes and pearl necklace. She also wore a white face maskPelosi landed in Taiwan late Tuesday, defying a string of increasingly stark warnings and threats from China, which views Taiwan as its territory and had warned it would consider her visit a major provocation. 'Our congressional delegation's visit to Taiwan honors America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant democracy,' the Speaker said in a statement shortly after landing. 'America's solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan is more important today than ever, as the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy.'As Pelosi, who is on a tour of Asia, touched down in a military aircraft after days of feverish speculation about her plans, the reaction from Beijing was swift. Pelosi landed in Taiwan late Tuesday, defying a string of increasingly stark warnings and threats from China  'Our congressional delegation's visit to Taiwan honors America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant democracy,' the Speaker said in a statement shortly after landing Nancy Pelosi is pictured Wednesday arriving in a car at her hotel in TaipeiUS Ambassador Nicholas Burns was summoned by the Chinese foreign ministry late Tuesday and warned that Washington 'shall pay the price'. 'The move is extremely egregious in nature and the consequences are extremely serious,' China's Vice Foreign Minister Xie Feng was quoted as saying by state news agency Xinhua. 'China will not sit idly by.'The Chinese military said it was on 'high alert' and would 'launch a series of targeted military actions in response' to the visit.It promptly announced plans for a series of military exercises in waters around the island to begin on Wednesday, including 'long-range live ammunition shooting' in the Taiwan Strait.'Those who play with fire will perish by it,' Beijing's foreign ministry added. Why Pelosi went to Taiwan and why China is angry  When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flew into Taiwan on an Air Force passenger jet Tuesday, she became the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island. China announced military maneuvers in retaliation, even as Taiwanese officials welcomed her and she headed to her hotel.The reason her visit ratcheted up tension between China and the United States: China claims Taiwan as part of its territory, and it views visits by foreign government officials as them recognizing the island's sovereignty.President Joe Biden has sought to calm that complaint, insisting there's no change in America's longstanding 'one-China policy,' which recognizes Beijing but allows informal relations and defense ties with Taipei.Pelosi portrays her high-profile trip as part of a U.S. obligation to stand with democracies against autocratic countries, and with democratic Taiwan against China.A look at some of the issues at play:WHY DID PELOSI GO TO TAIWAN?Pelosi has made a mission over decades of showing support for embattled democracy movements. Those include a trip in 1991 to Tiananmen Square, where she and other lawmakers unrolled a small banner supporting democracy, as frowning Chinese security officers tried to shut them down. Chinese forces had crushed a homegrown democracy movement at the same spot two years earlier.The speaker is framing her Taiwan trip as part of a broader mission at a time when 'the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy.' She led a congressional delegation to the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in the spring, and her latest effort serves as a capstone to her years of promoting democracy abroad.

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.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in Taipei, Taiwan on Wednesday'We must stand by Taiwan,' she said in an opinion piece published by The Washington Post on her arrival in Taiwan. She cited the commitment that the U.S. made to a democratic Taiwan under a 1979 law.'It is essential that America and our allies make clear that we never give in to autocrats,' she wrote.WHAT IS THE U.S. STAND ON TAIWAN?The Biden administration, and Pelosi, say the United States remains committed to its 'one-China policy.'Taiwan and mainland China split during a civil war in 1949. But China claims the island as its own territory and has not ruled out using military force to take it.China has been increasing both diplomatic and military pressure in recent years. It cut off all contact with Taiwan's government in 2016 after President Tsai Ing-wen refused to endorse its claim that the island and mainland together make up a single Chinese nation, with Communist Beijing the sole legitimate government.Beijing sees official American contact with Taiwan as encouragement to make the island's decades-old de facto independence permanent, a step U.S. leaders say they don't support.HOW IS THE CHINESE MILITARY HANDLING THE TENSION-RAISING TRIP?Soon after Pelosi's arrival, China announced a series of military operations and drills, which followed its promises of 'resolute and strong measures' if Pelosi went through with her visit.China's People's Liberation Army said the maneuvers would take place in the waters and skies near Taiwan and include the firing of long-range ammunition in the Taiwan Strait.China's official Xinhua News said the army planned to conduct live-fire drills from Thursday to Sunday across multiple locations. An image released by the news agency indicated that the drills were to take place in six different areas in the waters surrounding Taiwan.Taiwan's Defense Ministry said early Wednesday that China had sent 21 planes flying toward Taiwan, 18 of them fighter jets. The rest included an early warning plane and an electronic warfare plane. Supporters hold a banner outside the hotel where U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is supposed to be staying in Taipei, Taiwan on WednesdayHOW HAS THE UNITED STATES RESPONDED?While Biden has expressed some wariness about Pelosi's trip, the administration has not openly opposed it and said it is up to Pelosi to decide whether to go.Ahead of Pelosi's visit, the American military increased its movements in the Indo-Pacific region. The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and its strike group were in the Philippine Sea on Monday, according to officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss military operations.The Reagan, the cruiser USS Antietam and the destroyer USS Higgins left Singapore after a port visit and moved north toward their home port in Japan. The carrier has an array of aircraft, including F/A-18 fighter jets and helicopters, as well as sophisticated radar systems and other weapons.IS ARMED CONFLICT A RISK?Chinese President Xi Jinping and Biden both have made clear they don't want that. In a call with Biden last week, Xi echoed a theme of Biden's - their countries should cooperate on areas where they can.The biggest risk is likely an accident if China tries the kind of provocative maneuver it's increasingly been executing with other militaries around the South China Sea. Those include close fly-bys of other aircraft or confronting vessels at sea.However, when it comes to the United States, with the world's strongest military, 'despite a chorus of nationalistic rhetoric, China will be careful not to stumble into a conflict with colossal damages on all fronts,' said Yu Lie, a senior research fellow at the Chatham House think tank.For China, the best approach is patience and time, Jie said - building toward the day when its economy and military could be too big for the U.S. to challenge. adverts.addToArray({"pos":"mpu_factbox"})Advertisement

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