House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefly visited Taiwan to meet with its president and key leaders before departing.
The visit included numerous Chinese threats as well as military activity.
— Tony Ferreira (@TonyFer70041707) August 3, 2022
“Today, our delegation, of which I’m very proud, came to Taiwan to make unequivocally clear we will not abandon our commitment to Taiwan and we are proud of our enduring friendship,” Pelosi said Wednesday morning.
“America made a bedrock promise to always stand with Taiwan,” Pelosi added, referencing the Taiwan Relations Act. “And on this strong foundation, we have built a thriving partnership, grounded in our shared values of self-government and self-determination, focused on our mutual security interests in the region and across the world, committed to the economic ties that power, prosperity for all of our people.”
A pleasure to meet with @SpeakerPelosi & recognise her longstanding support for #Taiwan. Your visit not only reflects strong #US congressional support for bilateral ties – it also sends a message to the world that democracies stand together in the face of common challenges. pic.twitter.com/Qu0qud3106
— 蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen (@iingwen) August 3, 2022
The strong tension over the visit has led to fears of escalating conflict between the U.S. and China.
The situation in Taiwan also adds to a growing list of problems in the Biden administration that seems to have no solution in the days ahead.