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China warns US to ‘pay the price’ if Ms. Pelosi visits Taiwan


China’s Foreign Ministry said the scenario of the US House Speaker’s visit to Taiwan is a “reckless and provocative behavior” and Washington will pay the price.

“China’s position is very clear. If US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi follows the wrong path, we will take decisive and strong measures to safeguard our sovereignty and interests,” the spokesman said. Chinese Foreign Ministry Hua Chunying said at a press conference in Beijing today. “The US will bear responsibility and pay the price for undermining China’s sovereign security interests.”

According to Ms. Hoa, the US has taken provocative actions that lead to increased tension in the Taiwan Strait, while criticizing the so-called “asymmetric logic” according to which the US can do whatever it wants. would like.

“Some people in the US hold the hegemonic ideology, that they can do whatever they want, even though others can’t,” she stressed.

Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman hua chunying at a press conference in beijing last year. Photo: reuters.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying at a press conference in Beijing last year. Image: Reuters.

Ms. Hoa’s comments come in the context that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to arrive at Taipei Songshan Airport by private jet at 22:20 (21:20 Hanoi time) today to start her visit to the island, the newspaper said. Liberty Times reported by Taiwan.

Financial Times Citing three sources, Ms. Pelosi is expected to meet with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on August 3. Meanwhile, a source of Bloomberg said the meeting has not yet been set. Ms. Pelosi is scheduled to leave the island on the afternoon of August 3.

According to Ms. Hua, in 1979, the US recognized the People’s Republic of China as the sole government of China. A visit to Taiwan by the Speaker of the House, the third most powerful official in the US, will become a source of tension. China’s foreign ministry spokesman also accused the US of cooperating with “separatist forces” in Taiwan and that “any countermeasures China may take has a good reason”.

“If the US misjudges or mishands this issue, it will lead to disastrous consequences for the Taiwan region. The US and Taiwan have cooperated to carry out provocative actions first, while China forced must act in self-defence,” she said. “The US should give up all efforts to play the Taiwan card. If the US pursues any wrongdoing, it will bear all the responsibility.”

When asked what China has communicated with the US to avoid misunderstanding, Ms. Hoa said the two sides are maintaining communication at different levels, and expressed hope that US officials are aware of the importance. and the sensitivity of this issue and how dangerous it is.

Taiwan has been a hot issue in US-China bilateral relations in recent years. China has always considered Taiwan as a province awaiting reunification and declared its readiness to use force if necessary.

The US is committed to respecting the “One China” principle, but continues to maintain relations with Taiwan and provide the island with modern weapons. China has warned that its relationship with the US “will be broken if it does not properly handle the Taiwan issue”.

Huyen Le (Follow Bloomberg, AFP)


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