Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan – US State Department urges China to show restraint

August 02, 2022, 07:59


The US Secretary of State recalled that US congressmen have already visited Taiwan.

Blinken urges China to show restraint if Pelosi visits Taiwan

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United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken urged the Chinese authorities to be restrained if the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan. With such a statement, Blinken spoke to reporters, reports “Interfax-Ukraine»

“If the speaker decides to make this visit, and China tries to create some kind of crisis or contributes to the growth of tension, then the responsibility will be entirely on Beijing … In the event of a visit, we expect China to act reasonably and not contribute to the escalation of the situation,” said US Secretary of State.

Blinken added that Nancy Pelosi is a representative of a power independent of the US administration – the legislature. According to the secretary of state, she herself will decide whether a visit to Taiwan is possible. At the same time, the head of the State Department recalled that United States congressmen have already visited Taiwan, even this year.

Read also: Chinese media about Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan: “Don’t play with fire – you’ll get burned”

Recall that the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will arrive in Taiwan this evening, August 2. The US claims that China has no reason to use Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as an excuse for aggression. Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday that Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan would be ‘gross interference in China’s internal affairs’and warned that this would lead to “very serious events and consequences.”

Prepared by: Yulia Moskalenko

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