raising the stakes of a conflict with China
NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! According to sources, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit Taiwan this week and meet with government representatives after months of rumors, and the former editor of a state-run newspaper in China has given a grim warning.
Pelosi is anticipated to depart from Singapore and travel to Taiwan after her current stop in Singapore, however specific plans are yet uncertain. According to reports, she has scheduled talks with representatives from Taiwan on Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Someone with knowledge of the issue informed the Wall Street Journal. : “She’s absolutely coming.” “Her decision to spend the night in Taipei is the lone variable.”
Since Newt Gingrich in 1997, Pelosi would be the first House Speaker to travel to Taiwan. China has strongly discouraged such a visit.
“To protect its territorial integrity and sovereignty, China will act decisively. Let’s wait and see if she dares to make the journey before deciding what steps we will take specifically “as a representative for China’s foreign ministry stated regarding Pelosi’s potential visit to Taiwan.
In response to the news, Chinese media celebrity Hu Xijin issued a caution about what might come next.
“Allow her to visit Taiwan. However, before leaving, pray for a safe voyage and ask God to spare her from being remembered in history as the sinner who ignited the military tensions that led to the war in the Taiwan Strait “said the former chief editor of Global Times.
If Pelosi travels to Taiwan, Hu Xijin earlier urged that China shoot down her plane.
The USS Ronald Reagan and a strike group were relocated to the South China Sea by the Pentagon ahead to the Pelosis’ departure for Asia, even though the aircraft carrier had already been there during its brief stop in Singapore.
Pelosi made a detour in Singapore to start her journey, tweeting pictures from the city.
Additionally, the House Speaker has scheduled trips to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan.
Democratic Representatives Gregory Meeks of New York, Mark Takano of California, Suzan DelBene of Washington, Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois, and Andy Kim of New Jersey are among the members of Pelosi’s delegation.