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Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit China Vows Action Against ‘offenders’ and Sends Jets and Ships Near Taiwan

 Nancy Pelosi‘s Taiwan Visit State media stated that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pledged to punish those who harm Beijing as the country seethes over Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. “It’s a farce.” Under the pretense of democracy,‘ the US violates China’s sovereignty. China’s enemies will be punished.

What “punishment” is China giving Taiwan for hosting Nancy Pelosi?

China has started conducting live-fire drills close to the Taiwan Strait, but this time is different because these drills are taking place inside Taiwan’s sovereign territorial waters, which denotes an escalation.

In response to the visit by the US House Speaker, the Chinese government’s mouthpiece Global Times posted a map on Twitter that identified six areas encircling the Taiwan island where live-fire drills will be held.

China prepares military drills ahead of Pelosi visit, but Taiwan remains defiant

 Taiwan welcomed US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a defiant manner despite an enraged China preparing military drills dangerously close to the island’s coasts in retribution for the visit. Despite repeated, stern threats from Beijing, which regards the island as its own and had stated that it would view Pelosi’s visit as a serious provocation, Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday.

The Taiwan Strait Has Seen Several Crises Since 1949

The waterway separating Communist China and Taiwan has been a contentious geopolitical flashpoint ever since they split apart at the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949.

The Taiwan Strait, a significant international shipping route and the only physical barrier between the now democratic, self-governing island of Taiwan from its massive, authoritarian neighbor, is just 130 kilometers (81 miles) wide at its narrowest point.

News18 explains Pelosi’s visits to Taiwan and anger-inducing China.

Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, was the highest-ranking American official to visit the autonomous island in 25 years when she arrived in Taiwan on a passenger plane operated by the Air Force on Tuesday.

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Even as Taiwanese officials welcomed her and she was on her way to her hotel, China declared military exercises in reprisal. Her visit exacerbated tensions between China and the United States since China considers foreign leaders’ visits to Taiwan as recognition of the island’s sovereignty and claims Taiwan as part of its territory.

China Will Punish Those Who Offend Her: China Foreign Minister

The visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the Taiwan territory, according to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, was a “total farce” and those who “play with fire will perish by it and those who harm China will be punished.

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” He told reporters that “under the pretense of democracy, the United States is undermining China’s sovereignty,” and that “Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen and others ride the coattails of the United States and work against the great cause of the Chinese nation.

” He reportedly remarked, “These perverted measures will not alter the historical trend that Taiwan will return to the motherland, nor the world agreement on the one-China concept.”

Nancy Pelosi’s aircraft departs Taiwan

On Wednesday night, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan, after a contentious historic visit to which Beijing retaliated with threats and military exercises. Before boarding a US military plane that took departure at 6 o’clock (1000 GMT), the 82-year-old congressman waved to waiting dignitaries at Taipei’s Songshan airport, according to to live transmissions.

Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the Us House, Departs Taiwan After Meeting the President

China prepares military drills ahead of Pelosi visit, but Taiwan remains defiant

Speaker of the US House Nancy Pelosi was welcomed by Taiwan in a defiant manner, as an enraged China prepared military drills that would put the island’s coasts in danger as reprisal for the visit. Despite repeated, stern threats from Beijing, which regards the island as its own and had stated that it would view Pelosi’s visit as a serious provocation, Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday.

Nancy Pelosi

Quickly after, China announced military exercises in some of the busiest waterways in the world, the waters surrounding Taiwan, that it claimed were “necessary and just.” China is the sufferer of the present conflict over Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, according to Beijing’s foreign ministry, which was quoted by the news agency AFP. The president of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, responded that the 23 million people who live there would not be intimidated.

Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the Us House, Departs Taiwan After Meeting the President

Divided Over Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit, China and US Allies

Bipartisan support at home and support from other democracies around the world have been shown for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s travel to Taiwan. Meanwhile, China has gathered support from other authoritarian nations, claiming Taiwan as its own territory without the right to self-determination. The differing viewpoints reflect both China’s expanding worldwide influence and the opposition it has sparked in the liberal societies throughout the world.

The administration of President Joe Biden was not outwardly in favor of Pelosi’s travel, with the president himself declaring that given the current state of hostility between the two sides, “the military felt it was not a good idea at this time.”