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Nearly 3 million people watched Pelosi’s flight to Taiwan

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About 2.92 million Internet users followed the flight that flew the speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. On Wednesday, August 3, Flightradar reports.

According to him, about 708 thousand people watched the plane land at the Taipei airport.

It is noted that both figures are absolute records in the history of the service.

Pelosi’s visit was the first official visit to Taiwan by a speaker of the US House of Representatives in 25 years. The politician arrived on the island on August 2. She officially described her visit to Taiwan as “a testament to the US commitment to supporting Taiwanese democracy.”

Later that day, White House National Security Council strategic communications coordinator John Kirby said that US President Joe Biden respects House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to travel to Taiwan.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry, in turn, summoned US Ambassador Nicholas Burns to protest US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. The agency once again called on the United States to stop interfering in China’s internal affairs and pandering to the forces advocating Taiwan independence.

Against the backdrop of ongoing events, they reported that the People’s Liberation Army of China (PLA) was put on alert and announced a number of military measures as countermeasures. It was also noted that the PLA will conduct military exercises in six regions around Taiwan from August 4 to 7.

Former adviser to the secretary of defense, Colonel Douglas McGregor said that the US policy towards Taiwan is dangerous and reckless. Washington is not ready for war with Beijing, he said.

Official relations between the PRC government and its island province were interrupted in 1949, when the Kuomintang forces led by Chiang Kai-shek, who lost in a civil war with the Communist Party of China, moved to Taiwan. Contact between the island and mainland China resumed in the late 1980s. The US openly supports the Taiwan authorities.

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