The president of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, published this Sunday the itinerary of the tour of Asia that has just begun without mentioning Taiwan among the stops on her trip.
The announcement was made in the middle of the tension before the threats of China about a possible visit of the high responsible of the United States to a territory over which Beijing historically claims its sovereignty and denounces every approach of the United States as an interference.
Pelosi menciona que la gira la llevará por “Singapore, Malaysia, Corea del Sur y Japón”where she as the delegation that accompanies her “llevará a cabo high level meetings to discuss how we can promote shared interests and values, including peace and security, economic growth and commerce, the pandemic of COVID-19, the crisis del clima, los Derechos Humanos y la gobernabilidad democrática”.
A tal punto llegó la tension con China durante la semana que su Ejército coménzo este sábado un simulacro military con fuego real en la province de Fujianjusto en la costa del estrecho de Taiwan, muy cerca del territorio.
Later, the propagandist of the Chinese government, Hu Xijin, deleted a tweet in which he warned of military reprisals if the US military planes escorted the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, third in the line of presidential succession, behind President Biden. y la vice presidente Kamala Harris
The relations between Beijing and Taipei were suspended in 1949, after the forces of the Chinese Nationalist Party Kuomintang, headed by Chiang Kai Shek, suffered a defeat in the civil war against the Communist Party of China and moved to the island of Taiwan.
Los vínculas entre Taiwan y la China continental only se restablecieron a nivel empresarial e informal a finales de la decade de 1980. China considers Taiwan as its rebel province, even though the island has declared its independence and has the support of the United States and the European Union.
In this context, the possible visit of Pelosi has a historical impact because she would be the first president of the lower house of the US Congress to visit Taiwan since the Republican Newt Gingrich in 1997, in an announcement to which China announced in public that she would respond in the following manner. “contundente y energica”.
Pelosi is accompanied, among others, by the president of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House, Gregory Meeks, or the president of the Committee on Veterans Affairs of the House of Representatives, Mark Takano.
(Con información de Europa Press)
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