Following in the footsteps of Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives plans to visit Taiwan

Following in the footsteps of Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives plans to visit Taiwan
Following in the footsteps of Pelosi, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives plans to visit Taiwan
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The new US Speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, intends to visit Taiwan next spring, in a move that would spark more controversy about relations between the United States and China, especially after a relative improvement, since the summit held by US President Joe Biden with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. Bing last November.

According to the Russian agency “Sputnik”, the Pentagon is in the early stages of planning the trip, amid giving Republicans priority to confront China.

Such a visit, if it took place, would be an attempt by the official, who belongs to the Republican Party, to undermine the efforts made by the Biden administration to achieve some degree of rapprochement with China.

The United States announced partial openness to Beijing in the past weeks, as it announced its recognition of the principle of “unified China”, and announced a close visit by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to Beijing next February.

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In this context, Blinken confirmed that there is a decrease in tension with China, but he again expressed his concern about Taiwan.

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Tensions over Taiwan escalated after former US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island in early August, and Beijing condemned Pelosi’s trip as a gesture of support for separatism.

China launched large-scale military exercises in the vicinity of the island, while many countries, including France, the United States, Japan and other countries, sent their delegations to the island, which increased tensions in the Taiwan Strait.

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