It is reported that the visit will last less than a day.
Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi will visit Taiwan tomorrow evening.
It is reported by the Taiwanese news channel TVBS News.
Pelosi is expected to arrive in Taiwan at 10:30 p.m. on August 2 (5:30 p.m. ET) and stay overnight. She and members of the US congressional delegation will stay at the Grand Hyatt and Marriott hotels.
On the morning of August 3, a meeting is planned with Taiwan’s first female president, Tsai Ing-wen, as well as a visit to the Legislative Yuan, the unicameral legislature of the Republic of China.
Pelosi is expected to leave Taiwan around noon on Wednesday, August 3rd.
On Monday, August 1, Pelosi arrived on a visit to Singapore. As part of her tour of Asia, according to official statements, visits to Malaysia, Japan and South Korea are also planned.
As of Monday evening, the visit to Taiwan remains unconfirmed.
Earlier today, CNN, citing government officials in Taiwan and the United States, reported that the speaker of the US House of Representatives will still go to Taiwan.
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The possible visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, which Beijing considers part of China, has raised tensions between the world’s two biggest superpowers.
As previously reported, Nancy Pelosi has said she intends to visit Taiwan after August 1st. American editions Bloomberg and NBC citing sources, it was reported that on July 29, the tour of the official delegation of the US Congress led by Nancy Pelosi to Asian countries will start. Visits to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore are expected. The visit to Taiwan was listed as “preliminary”.
Had the visit taken place, Pelosi would have become the first senior US politician to visit Taiwan in 25 years.
There has been some debate about whether Pelosi should visit Taiwan. This is due to growing concern that Beijing may go to war against democratic Taiwan.
Members of Congress from both parties urged Pelosi not to cancel the visit, saying that a refusal due to Chinese protests would be tantamount to giving in to Beijing.
China has stated that will respond with “drastic measures” if Pelosi goes to Taiwan. Zhao Lijian, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, repeated that Beijing was “strongly opposed” to a possible visit.
Joe Biden did not support the idea of Pelosi. He said the US Department of Defense is opposed to US officials visiting Taiwan.
“The military doesn’t think it’s a good idea right now,” he said.