The US House Speaker Met With the President of Taiwan

by Olha Povaliaieva
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
The US House Speaker Met With the President of Taiwan

On August 2, Nancy Pelosi and Tsai Ing-wen held a meeting that showed that the US's solidarity with Taiwan is more important than ever

Yesterday, a meeting was held in Taipei, which was watched with bated breath by the entire progressive world community. 
President Tsai Ing-wen thanked speaker Pelosi for visiting despite the "unnecessary reaction" from China. The Taiwan president told the US House speaker, "we are grateful for the delegation's visit under such challenging circumstances as a demonstration of US unwavering support."

"A pleasure to meet with speaker Pelosi & recognize her longstanding support for Taiwan. Your visit reflects strong US congressional support for bilateral ties and sends a message to the world that democracies stand together in the face of common challenges," Tsai Ing-wen wrote on Twitter.

For her part, Nancy Pelosi said that the US is a supporter of the status quo, and "we don't want anything to happen to Taiwan by force," Pelosi.

"While respecting our one-China policy, our solidarity with Taiwan is more important than ever." She said, "we want Taiwan to always have freedom with security, we are not backing away from that," continued the speaker.

During the press conference, reporters asked speaker Pelosi about the possible implications of her visit to Taipei for Taiwan. The speaker replied that the US Chips Act opens up multiple economic opportunities, and Taiwan's strength lies in "its technological advancement and democratic development."

Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen awarded Nancy Pelosi the Order of Propitious Clouds with Special Grand Cordon and expressed her gratitude and desire to continue the US-Taiwan cooperation.

We remind you that during Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, China launched fighter jets into the airspace and surrounded Taiwan with warships under the guise of military exercises. Chinese foreign policy expert at Deakin university Jade Guan shared her opinion that China's reaction is Xi Jinping's manipulation to divert the attention of its people from the Chinese real estate market downturn and the desire to "project himself as a protector" ahead of the 20th congress of the Chinese communist party. Also, China summoned the US ambassador to Beijing, Nicholas Burns, and issued him a note of displeasure about Nancy Pelosi's "egregious" visit to a country that China considers its territory.

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