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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made no mention of Taiwan during her trip to Asia

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday made no mention of Taiwan as part of a trip to Asia that included stops in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. China had sharply warned Ms. Pelosi of serious consequences if she visited Taiwan.

On Sunday, Ms. Pelosi’s office issued a statement saying the visit would “focus on mutual security, economic partnership, and democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific.”
Pelosi tweeted on Sunday that the six-member congressional delegation trip would seek to “reaffirm America’s unwavering commitment to Allies and friends in the region.”
In Singapore, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea and Japan, the delegations will hold high-level meetings to discuss how to further advance shared interests and values, including peace and security, economic growth and trade, the Novel Coronavirus pandemic, the climate crisis, human rights and democratic governance, Pelosi said.
“Under President Biden’s strong leadership, the United States is deeply committed to smart and strategic engagement in the region, believing that a free and prosperous Indo-Pacific region is essential to our nation’s prosperity and that of the globe.” “Pelosi said.
Ms. Pelosi was accompanied by key members of the House of Representatives, They include Gregory Meeks, Mark Takano, Suzan DelBene, Raja Krishnamoorthi and Andy Kim.
Previous media reports said that Pelosi’s Asia trip will include Taiwan.
Ms Pelosi was originally due to visit Taiwan in April, but she suspended her visit after testing positive for Novel coronavirus.

Ms. Pelosi has been an outspoken critic of China during her 25-year career in Congress. She has denounced China’s human rights record, met with pro-democracy Chinese dissidents and visited Tiananmen square to commemorate the victims of china’s 1989 uprising.

Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich visited Taiwan in 1997.
Hu Xijin, a former editor-in-chief of China’s official media Global Times, wrote on Weibo: “She might want to make a gesture: Taiwan is not one of my destinations, and even if I go, I will stop by, or go in a private capacity. To make her visit to Taiwan less provocative.”

“But as long as she lands in Taiwan, China will not accept her,” Hu said. Now we must not be careless. We must continue to loudly warn her: do not go to Taiwan, there will be serious consequences.”

The official Weibo account of the PLA Army’s 80th Group Army also posted on July 29 that “Prepare for war!” . The two-character post had attracted about 1.94 million views and 55,000 reposts by Monday. The post also prompted some netizens to speculate that China might make a move if Pelosi visits Taiwan.

On July 28, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said in response to a question about US arms sales to Taiwan: “The us say a set, do a hand’s adherence to the one-china policy and does not support” Taiwan independence “, on the one hand, strengthen Taiwan’s military and political issues with China, a sale plan, this kind of behavior is very dangerous playing with fire, will severely impact the military-to-military relationship between China and the United States, which cause serious damage to regional peace and stability in the Taiwan strait, the risk of serious push china-us military confrontation. It is the sacred mission of the People’s Liberation Army to unify the motherland and stop secession.”

According to the Yonhap News Agency, Kim said Monday that he would meet with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the National Assembly on Thursday morning. The two leaders will hold talks for about 50 minutes on security issues in the Indo-Pacific region, economic cooperation, and the climate crisis to discuss ways for joint cooperation between the two countries.

After the meeting, Pelosi and Kim are expected to announce a joint statement and have lunch together.
It was previously reported that Pelosi would visit Taiwan via the Clark U.S. Air Force Base in the Philippines on Thursday to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen. On May 5, it will be transferred to Yokota Air Base in Tokyo, Japan, where it will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. But the South Korean authorities have not yet announced the exact time of her arrival, but have confirmed the date of her visit, and whether she will visit Taiwan is now a matter of speculation, she may personally come to Taiwan, but nothing is known.

She has already arrived in Singapore and is expected to stay there until Tuesday, during which she will meet with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Halimah

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