China considers Pelosi’s visit an excuse for the US to increase its military presence
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The US arranged for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to visit Taiwan to create a crisis in the region and get a pretext to build up a military presence. This was stated by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, the press service of the department reports.
“The United States is accustomed to creating a problem first and then using that problem to advance its own strategic plan. There are indications that the United States was planning Pelosi's visit to get a pretext for increasing the military presence in the region, which deserves high vigilance and strong resistance. The report said.
Wang Yi stressed that China's measures are lawful, necessary and proportionate. They are aimed at protecting the “sacred sovereignty and territorial integrity of China,” he explained.
According to the Chinese minister, Beijing will not allow Washington to manage it through Taipei, and will also “shatter fantasies” authorities of the island to obtain independence with the support of the States.
Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on August 2. The Chinese authorities criticized her for visiting the island, accusing her of provocation and violating the “one China” principle. On the same day, in response, the Chinese military launched sea and air exercises with gunfire.
In China, they said that the exercises would end on Sunday, August 7. However, on the evening of August 6, another maneuver was announced in Beijing, which will last until August 15 in the southern part of the Yellow Sea.
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The White House called the exercises of the People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) off the coast of Taiwan “an irresponsible provocation”. “These actions represent a significant escalation in China's efforts to change the status quo. They are provocative, irresponsible and increase the risk of miscalculation, — The message said.
The United States announced its intention to support efforts to maintain peace in the Taiwan Strait.
Taiwanese Premier Su Zhengchang, in turn, said that China “brazenly” ; used its armed forces to disrupt regional stability, and advised Beijing to stop demonstrating military capabilities.