Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan: China vows a “strong and powerful” response

China will take all measures to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, the diplomat noted.

China is angered by the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. China will respond “strongly and powerfully”.

This was stated by the Chinese ambassador to the United States, Qin Gang, on CNN.

“We are going to take all possible measures to respond and protect our sovereignty and territorial integrity, and our response will be very firm, strong and powerful,” the Chinese ambassador said.

The diplomat emphasized that Pelosi represents the highest echelon of American power, so her visit to Taiwan cannot be perceived as an ordinary event.

“Her visit, in any form and at any time during her tenure in office, carries an extremely painful political reaction and will result in an escalation of tensions in the Taiwan Strait and in relations between the United States and China,” he added.

Gan also said that the last time a speaker of the US Congress visited Taiwan was 25 years ago. In his opinion, this visit “was a mistake” and a “lesson” that the USA allegedly did not learn.

As UNIAN reported, a few minutes ago, an American jet carrying the speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, landed at the airport in Taipei (Taiwan’s capital). Her visit took place against the backdrop of China’s threats.

China said it would respond with “decisive measures” if Pelosi went to Taiwan, and also stressed that it “strongly opposes” a possible visit.

Ahead of the planned visit, Beijing warned of “glaring political consequences.” Chinese officials also said the nation “will not sit idly by” if Beijing feels its “sovereignty and territorial integrity” are under threat.

The American side did not officially confirm Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. The program of her tour in Asia includes visits to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, some of which have already taken place.

Pelosi became the first high-ranking American politician to visit Taiwan in 25 years.

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