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Nancy Pelosi says US must stand with Taiwan, an island of resilience

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Amid tensions over Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, the US House Speaker said on Tuesday that the United States cannot stand to “threate” Taiwan and democracy by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

“We cannot stand as the CCP moves to endanger Taiwan and democracy,” Pelosi said in an op-ed for The Washington Post newspaper.

Pelosi landed in Taiwan tonight as part of a visit by a congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific region in the wake of the Chinese threat.

“The Taiwan Relations Act set out America’s commitment to a democratic Taiwan, providing the framework for an economic and diplomatic relationship that would rapidly flourish into a major partnership. It fostered a deep friendship rooted in shared interests and values. : self-determination and self-determination government, democracy and liberty, human dignity and human rights,” she said.

The US House speaker, who is second in line to the Oval Office after the US vice president, said the US must stand with Taiwan, an island of resilience.

“Taiwan is a leader in governance: currently, in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and championing environmental protection and climate action. It is a leader in peace, security and economic dynamism: an entrepreneurial spirit, a culture of innovation and technology With skill. The envy of the world,” he added.

Pelosi further said that the visit of the congressional delegation should be seen as a statement that the US stands with democratic Taiwan in the face of the aggression of the Communist Party of China (CCP).

After Pelosi landed in Taipei, she reaffirmed her country’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s democracy and said the visit was in no way contrary to United States policy on the self-governing island.

“Our discussions with the Taiwanese leadership will focus on reaffirming our support for our partner and promoting our common interests, including advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” he said in a statement.

Pelosi also expressed America’s solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan in the face of the growing threat from China.

Responding to the visit of the US delegation, Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Eastern Theater Command spokesman Xi Yi said the Chinese military would conduct missile tests and live firing as part of their military operations near Taiwan beginning in the evening of August. intends to do. 2, Chinese armed forces will launch military operations around Taiwan, long-range live firing in the Taiwan Strait, and conduct conventional missile tests in the sea area on the eastern side of the island.

“These actions are a reasonable deterrent to the recent large escalation of US negative actions on the Taiwan issue and a dire warning to pro-Taiwan independence forces,” Xi Yi said.

Pelosi’s plane landed in Taiwan amid growing security threats from China. Beijing has warned the US that it will “pay the price” if Pelosi visits Taiwan, the highest level of US visits in more than two decades.

Since reports of the US House speaker’s visit were released last month, Beijing has warned of Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, saying it would take strong action and retaliate if the US side insists on going ahead with the visit.

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