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Pelosi comments on Taiwan ‘isolation’ — RT World News

Beijing won’t achieve blockading Taipei, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated amid renewed world tensions

Washington won’t permit China to “isolate” Taiwan, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has stated, amid the flare-up of tensions within the area. China has staged a army drill across the Taiwanese coast in response to Pelosi’s go to to the self-governing island, which Beijing stated was meddling in its home affairs.

“They may try to keep Taiwan from visiting or participating in other places but they will not isolate Taiwan,” Pelosi informed reporters in Tokyo, Japan on Friday as she wrapped up her Asian tour.

“We will not allow them to isolate Taiwan,” she added, insisting that her journey was “not about changing the status quo” within the area.

Despite robust warnings and protests from Beijing, Pelosi visited Taiwan this week and met with the island’s politicians, changing into the highest-ranking US official to take action.

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China considers Taiwan, which has been dominated by a separate authorities because the late Forties, as its territory and opposes any types of diplomatic recognition of the self-governing island as an unbiased nation.

Beijing stated that Pelosi’s go to has violated the decades-old ‘One China’ precept, beneath which the US kept away from formally recognizing Taiwan’s independence. In response to Pelosi’s journey, the Chinese army launched a snap live-fire drill, which Beijing’s state media described as a simulation of “a reunification-by-force operation.”

Yu Chian-chang, a senior official on the Taiwanese Defense Ministry, in the meantime, stated the train was “tantamount to a naval and air blockade of Taiwan.” 

On Friday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry summoned the envoys of Japan and European international locations over what Beijing stated was “wanton interference in China’s affairs.” The Group of Seven (G7) and the EU earlier launched an announcement condemning Beijing’s drill as “unnecessary escalation.”

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