Xi Jinping warns Biden of tension in Taiwan over possible visit by Pelosi

President of China, Xi Jinping, He spoke on the phone with his American colleague this Thursday, Joe Biden is in the midst of tensions over a possible visit to Taiwan by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives.

b.iden, last week’s Ordu United States of America Doesn’t think Pelosi’s visit is a good ideaChinese Defense Ministry spokesman Tan Kefei warned that the Chinese Army would not sit idly by before the possible visit of a US representative to the island.

Chinese Considers Taiwan a rogue province, despite the island proclaiming its independence and having the support of the US and EU. In this context, Pelosi’s possible visit in August will be of historic scope as she will be the first president of the Lower House of the United States Congress to travel to Taiwan since Republican Newt Gingrich in 1997.

During the nearly two-hour conversation between Biden and Xi, according to US channel CNN, both discussed various topics in their fifth meeting since February 2021: From tensions surrounding Taiwan to economic competition and war in Ukraine.

Another hotspot was the entry of the US Navy aircraft carrier ‘USS Ronald Reagan’ into the waters of the South China Sea, causing unrest in Beijing. In fact, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Thursday that Washington’s action was simply a way of “showing strength.”

“We can clearly see who is the biggest threat to peace and stability in the South China Sea and the Asia-Pacific region,” Lijian said at another point at the press conference. Beijing “strongly” opposes Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

If the US insists on going its own way, the Chinese military will never sit idly by. and will take strong steps to thwart attempts by outside powers to intervene and achieve ‘Taiwan independence’.”

Prior to the call, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said the Biden administration sought to “maintain open lines of communication with China and cooperate on common ground” and to improve areas of tension.

“I would expect tensions in the South China Sea to be mediated as part of the president’s meeting,” Kirby said on Wednesday, adding that Biden will confirm that there is no change in the US commitment to the ‘One China’.

Source: Informacion

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