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Pelosi may fly to Taiwan with a delegation of six people

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Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi may fly to Taiwan with a delegation of six people. This was reported on Tuesday, August 2, by the China Times.

It is noted that Pelosi may arrive on a special flight at Taipei Songshan Airport on Tuesday evening between 21:00 and 22:00 local time (17:00-18:00 Moscow time). Along with her will be six other members of the House of Representatives from the Democratic Party.

After the meeting with the authorities of Taiwan, which is to be held on the morning of August 3, the American politician will immediately leave the island, the journalists said.

On the eve of the Permanent Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the UN Zhang Jun warned Washington about the consequences of the visit of the speaker of the US House of Representatives to Taiwan. He noted that this would undermine relations between China and the United States.

The island, he said, is an integral part of China, the issue of Taiwan is a “red line” that the Chinese side will not allow anyone to cross.

The Japanese newspaper Nikkei Asia wrote on Monday, August 1, that the United States will send aircraft carriers and aircraft closer to Taiwan ahead of a possible visit by Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to the island.

Meanwhile, as the South China Morning Post wrote on July 30, Pelosi’s discussed visit to the island may be limited to staying in the airport’s transit zone, where she can meet with chief of staff Tsai Ing-wen. The corresponding opinion was expressed by the publication of experts.

They stated that the speaker’s visit would be presented as unofficial. A short stop on the way from Malaysia would satisfy Beijing, said former Pentagon official Drew Thompson.

According to CNN, on July 27, the speaker received a warning from the administration of the American president about a possible trip to Taiwan.

Official relations between the Chinese government and its island province broke down 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 United States openly supports the Taiwan authorities.

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