TE24 International Desk:
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Vivian One Nancy Pelosi, embarked on a grueling tour of Asia on Sunday. The autonomous islands would likely provoke a military response.
Pelosi was scheduled to arrive in Singapore on Monday after a weekend stop in Hawaii for consultations with the US commander in charge of the Indo-Pacific. He said in his statement that he would continue to travel with parliamentary delegations to high-level meetings in Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, and he did not mention Taiwan.
A Biden aide said he opposed asking Pelosi directly to cancel his trip. This is largely due to respect for the independence of Parliament, which has been built up in the Senate for 36 years. After Biden’s nearly two-and-a-half-hour meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday, he also weighed in on Chinese threats, including warnings from Beijing that the United States was “playing with fire.” It is clear that it will not go down.
According to some officials, fundamentally, the government is at potential domestic political and geopolitical risk to try to stop the visit, US authorities. It concludes that it involves letting China say what one wants. 23 million autonomy democracy itself can be inspected – larger than Peroshi allowed to proceed.
But they have gathered information about China’s expected response, but said they are not ready to disclose it yet, and how Chinese officials want to risk conflict. admitted that he did not know. Over the weekend, US officials carefully monitored the Chinese government’s preparations and tried to determine Beijing’s intentions.
The most obvious signs they saw were in the Taiwan Strait, where weekly provocations, tests and signals took place. The Chinese military announced on Saturday that there would be weekly provocations, tests and signal transductions with less advance notice than usual. Chinese troops announced Saturday that they would conduct live firefighting training in the waters off the South Conductor in Fujian, about 80 miles southeast of Taiwan, with less advance notice than usual.
However, it is not unusual for Taiwan to be left out of the announcement due to security concerns, and an adviser to President Joe Biden advised him to go ahead with plans for high-level visits to the island by US officials for 25 years. Said it was expected. Pelosi was still able to change her mind about the trip to Taiwan, government officials said.