Nancy Pelosi's plane landed at the Taipei airport in Taiwan. Global concern over China's possible reaction. Her first message.
The plane of the president of the US House of Representatives landed at the airport of Taipei, in Taiwan . Nancy Pelosi, landed at the airport of Taipei, in Taiwan, for her long-awaited visit to the country.
Just minutes after her arrival, Nancy Pelosi tweeted that she spoke of " America's unwavering commitment to support the vibrant Republic of Taiwan."
Nancy Pelosi's post:
"Our delegation's visit to Taiwan honors America's unwavering commitment to support the vibrant Republic of Taiwan. Our discussions with Taiwan's leadership reaffirm our support for our partner and advance our shared interests, including promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region".
Interest in the House Speaker's visit appears to be particularly strong, with Reuters providing a live link from Taiwan Airport to document Nancy Pelosi's arrival.
During the landing of Nancy Pelosi's plane, at least 65,000 people watched her arrival at the airport.
China's first reaction was strong
China's Foreign Ministry strongly reacted to Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, stressing that it harms peace and stability in the wider region.
In a statement issued after Pelosi's arrival in Taipei, China's foreign ministry said the visit had a serious impact on the foundations of China-US relations and constituted a violation of China's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
He describes Taiwan as "an integral part of Chinese territory" and adds that the visit sends the wrong message to separatist forces about "Taiwan independence".
"No country, no power, no one should underestimate the determination, strong will and great ability of the Chinese government and people to defend sovereignty and territorial integrity and achieve national reunification," the statement said.
Warns Beijing will take "all necessary measures" to resolutely safeguard China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, stressing that all consequences will be borne by the US side and Taiwan's separatist forces.
Finally, he urges the United States to stop undermining the "one China principle." "Do not seek conflict and do not continue down a wrong and dangerous path," is Beijing's message to Washington.
Reports of aerial violations by Chinese fighter jets - Ministry denies
"Chinese Su-35 fighter jets cross the Taiwan Strait ," which separates mainland China from the island claimed by Beijing, Chinese state television CGTN reported a while ago.
According to APE-MPE, this announcement comes before a visit, which is considered imminent, of the president of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, in Taipei.
Such an initiative is seen as a serious provocation by China that could exacerbate tensions between Beijing and Washington.
A little while later, however, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the above reports as false .
The ministry said in a statement that it was fully aware of activities near Taiwan and would send forces in response to "hostile threats."
China: They warn the US again about Pelosi's visit to Taiwan
A possible visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan will undermine China's bilateral relations with the United States, Zhang Jun, China's ambassador to the United Nations, said on Monday.
Pelosi may visit Taiwan on Tuesday, three sources said, as the US said it would not be intimidated by Chinese warnings that Beijing "will not stand idly by" if Pelosi's visit takes place. .
"Such a visit is obviously very dangerous and very provocative," Zhang said during a press conference to kick off China's presidency of the UN Security Council in August. "If such a visit takes place it will undermine relations between China and the US."
He said that a visit by Pelosi is not comparable to the last visit to Taiwan made by the speaker of the US House of Representatives in 1997.
"A previous mistake does not legitimize the next mistake, " Zhang said. "In addition, the situation in Taiwan is also changing, with the support of some outside forces."
" Taiwan's push for independence is evolving further. If we do not take the necessary dynamic response to stop it..., the situation is likely to spiral out of control,” Zhang told reporters in New York.
The Chinese diplomat urged Washington to honor its commitment to the one-China principle, which US President Joe Biden invoked during a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping last week, Zhang said.
Kremlin: Pelosi's possible visit to Taiwan is provocative
The Kremlin warned the US today that an expected visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would put it on a collision course with China and stoke tensions in the region.
"We can't say for sure right now whether or not she will go there, but everything about this tour and her possible visit to Taiwan is completely provocative ," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.