A day after China began military manoeuvres surrounding Taiwan, the speaker of the House of Representatives in the United States, Nancy Pelosi, stated that the United States of America (US) will “not allow” China to isolate Taiwan. She made the comments in Tokyo, which was the last stop of an Asia tour that was highlighted by a visit to Taiwan that angered China. The journey began in Hong Kong and ended in Tokyo.
They may try to prohibit Taiwan from travelling to other areas or taking part in activities there, but they will not be successful in isolating Taiwan by keeping us from going there.
Pelosi was cited as stating this early Friday morning in Tokyo, according to the AFP news agency. “We will not allow them to isolate Taiwan.”
After spending the previous several days in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, and South Korea, Pelosi and five other members of Congress made their way to Tokyo late on Thursday. She stated that the bond between the United States and Taiwan is a “strong one” during a news conference on Friday.
She went on to say that the purpose of the journey to Asia was never to alter the status quo in Taiwan. She stated, “It’s about having peace in the Taiwan Straits and having the status quo prevail, and it’s about the Taiwan Relations Act, US-China policy, and other pieces of laws and accords that formed our relationship.”
Pelosi’s comments came a day after China carried out its “largest-ever” live-fire military training in six zones near Taiwan. Pelosi’s statement was made in response to these drills. According to reports, China took this action as a kind of revenge for the House speaker going to Taiwan earlier this week. The White House stated on Friday that China “has decided to overreact” to the visit that Pelosi is making to Taiwan.
Taiwan and mainland In 1949, China was torn apart by an internal conflict. However, China asserts that Taiwan is a part of its territory and has vowed to use force to conquer the island if that becomes necessary. Pelosi’s trip to the island of Taiwan, which is self-governed, was met with intense opposition from the nation.
In the meantime, Taiwan has criticised the exercises as being “illegitimate and reckless,” and the country’s military has stated that it would continue to bolster its readiness level and will respond accordingly to any “enemy crisis.”
It is thought that five Chinese ballistic missiles, which were launched as part of the drills, fell in Japan’s exclusive economic zone off the coast of Hateruma, which is an island located to the extreme south of Japan’s major islands. In light of this information, the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida, issued a statement on Friday stating that Chinese missiles are a “severe matter that threatens our national security.”
According to him, China’s military drills that are directed against Taiwan constitute a “severe concern” that endangers the peace and security of the area. According to the news agency Associated Press, he was cited as stating that the launching of missiles ought to be “stopped immediately.”