Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan, Live Updates: US made a promise to ‘always stand with Taiwan’ 43 years ago, says Pelosi

Explanation: What is China’s problem with Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Tuesday evening (August 2), ignoring Chinese threats and President Xi Jinping’s warning, to President Joe Biden last week, “Don’t play with fire” (by provoking China).

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, center, walks with Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, left, upon her arrival in Taipei, Taiwan, August 2, 2022.

Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is the highest paid visit by a US official to the island in a quarter of a century. The great American politician has criticized China on multiple fronts for decades.

The United States has maintained a “one China” policy since the 1970s, according to which it recognizes Taiwan as part of China. But it has informal relations with Taiwan as well – a strategy known as strategic or deliberate ambiguity. Beijing considers Taiwan a part of China, and threatens it very much, and did not rule out the capture of the island by military force at any time. (read more)

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