Taiwan speaks of ‘rock solid’ ties with US — Analysis

Pelosi’s high-profile visit demonstrates Washington’s “rock-solid” support for Taiwan, the island’s foreign ministry said

Taiwan “wholeheartedly” welcomed US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after her plane touched down in Taipei on Tuesday, according to an official statement by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The high-ranking delegation will be a highlight of the ministry’s foreign policy. “rock-solid”The US Congress supports Taiwan and Taiwanese. “extensive cooperation in various fields”Between the two countries. 

It was also stated that this was the 25th highest-ranking US delegation to Taiwan. The US expressed hopes that Taiwan would reciprocate. “further deepen”Their cooperation. 

Gregory Meeks is the chairman of Foreign Affairs Committee, Mark Takano heads Veterans Affairs Committee and there are three other Democratic Party leaders. 

Pelosi herself released a statement after touching down in Taipei, saying her visit honors Washington’s “unwavering commitment”The self-governing island.

China reacts to Pelosi landing in Taiwan

The Asia trip – which includes stops in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan – comes despite serious warnings from Beijing, which considers Taiwan part of its territory under the ‘One China’ policy recognized by the United States. 

Pelosi claimed her trip in “no way contradicts” Washington’s long-standing policy on Taiwan and is aimed at “reaffirming our support for our partner and on promoting our shared interests, including advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region.”

In an official statement, the Chinese Foreign Ministry called Pelosi’s presence on the island a “serious violation of the one-China principle”This “undermines peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”

Pelosi became the first US House of Representatives speaker to visit Taiwan in more than 20 years. Taiwan is officially called the Republic of China (ROC) and has been independent since the 1940s, but Beijing has not declared its independence.

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