August 18, 2022
Taiwanese Cheer as Nancy Pelosi’s Jet Flys Overhead

Taiwanese Cheer as Nancy Pelosi’s Jet Flys Overhead

Pelosi is the highest-profile elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years.

New Delhi:

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late on Tuesday, defying China’s warnings, which has increased tension between the two countries.

Thousands of Taiwanese waited to welcome Pelosi before her arrival. Videos and shots on social media show people cheering for Pelosi’s jet as it flies overhead before landing at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

Hundreds of Taiwanese were also seen outside the airport holding placards that read “Welcome Pelosi”.

Pelosi is the highest-profile elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years.

China said it was on “high alert” and would “launch a series of targeted military actions” in response to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

Pelosi said after arriving on Wednesday that his delegation had come to Taiwan for “peace for the region”.

“We make friends with Taiwan, we come to the region peacefully,” he said during a meeting with Tsai Chi-chang, deputy speaker of Taiwan’s parliament.

In response to Pelosi’s visit, China summoned US ambassador to Beijing, Nicholas Burns, and warned Washington would “pay the price”.

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