Nancy Pelosi Taiwan Visit: Tensions between China and the US have escalated over Taiwan. Ignoring China’s threat, Speaker of the lower house of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi is going to visit Taiwan. She had reached Singapore on Monday on a visit to four Asian countries. American media says that Pelosi will visit Taiwan despite Chinese President Xi Jinping’s threat to US President Joe Biden.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a phone conversation with the US President recently, warned the Chinese military not to remain silent if they interfere in the Taiwan matter. He said that one who plays with fire burns himself. Jinping’s threat does not seem to have an effect and Pelosi is scheduled to travel to Taiwan on Tuesday. Experts say that due to this visit, the tension between the two big powers of the world is expected to reach the peak.
Taiwan tour after Singapore
Pelosi arrived in Singapore on Monday after leaving Washington on a military plane and met with prominent Singapore leaders. Pelosi will reach Taiwan after the Singapore tour and many important meetings have been decided there.
The key people who Pelosi has to meet in Taiwan have already been informed about this. During her visit to Taiwan, Pelosi will try to meet prominent leaders and officials, as well as ordinary people, to know their views. Sources say it is not yet certain whether Pelosi will stay overnight in Taiwan.
Chinese President’s threat neutralized
In recent days, the US has surrounded China on many forums and it is believed that this visit of Pelosi will increase the tension between the two countries. Chinese President Xi Jinping had a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden last week and during this conversation he warned the US not to interfere in Taiwan’s affairs. China has clearly said that if America intervenes in Taiwan, then the Chinese army will not sit silent. However, this threat does not seem to have an effect.
US leader visits Taiwan after 25 years
No major US leader has visited Taiwan in recent times. In 1997, Newt Gingrich, then Speaker of the US House of Representatives, visited Taiwan. Since then, no major US leader has visited Taiwan in the last 25 years. In such a situation, Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is being considered very important. A Japanese newspaper has claimed that the US military will create a buffer zone for Pelosi’s plane. A warship has also been deployed by the US Army near the Taiwan border.
China’s warning of dire consequences
On the other hand, China has also become alert after this activism of America. On behalf of China, America has been warned of dire consequences of this visit. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said that we are fully prepared to face any situation. He said that America should understand that this visit will have dire consequences.
The Chinese military is also not going to sit quietly on Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. China has been claiming Taiwan for a long time and calling it part of its land. The US, on the other hand, has been advocating for Taiwan’s autonomy. In such a situation, the confrontation between the two big powers of the world seems to be increasing.