Nancy Pelosi’s Plane Landed in Taiwan

by Olha Povaliaieva
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Nancy Pelosi’s Plane Landed in Taiwan

On August 2, the speaker of the House flew to Taipei "honors America's unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant democracy"

Without officially announcing their visit, the speaker of the Congress and her team flew to Taiwan on August 2. The world community was anxiously anticipating the consequences of the speaker's visit as the situation between militant China and courageous Taiwan heated up. However, the disaster did not happen.

At the Taipei airport, Taiwanese citizens greeted speaker Pelosi in yellow-blue masks and T-shirts, thus drawing parallels between China/Taiwan—Russia/Ukraine.

"Our visit is part of our broader trip to the Indo-Pacific — including Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan — focused on mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance. Our discussions with Taiwan leadership will focus on reaffirming our support for our partner and on promoting our shared interests, including advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region. America's solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan is more important today than ever, as the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy," Nancy Pelosi.

Pelosi is the first speaker of Congress to fly to Taiwan in 25 years.

"Our visit is one of several Congressional delegations to Taiwan – and it in no way contradicts longstanding United States policy, guided by the Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, U.S.-China Joint Communiques and the Six Assurances. The United States continues to oppose unilateral efforts to change the status quo."

A couple of hours after Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taipei, Chinese aircraft entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone:

  • 11 J-11 fighters;
  • 10 J-16 fighters;
  • AWACS and KJ-500 control aircraft;
  • EW aircraft of the second generation Y-9G (GX-11);
  • electronic reconnaissance aircraft Y-8GX4.

This is likely the same demonstration of strength as the exercises in the South China sea.

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