Despite China’s warnings, the Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, who went to Taiwan the previous night, left the island yesterday. However, his visit caused serious wounds in the US-China axis. “Those who harass China will be punished,” said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang. The Chinese military has launched exercises that encircle Taiwan.
One Of The Most Powerful Names In The US Congress, Democratic Party Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi Left Taiwan yesterday and moved to South Korea. During the visit, which started the previous night in the shadow of the recent harsh reaction of the People’s Republic of China, which considers Taiwan as a part of the island, Pelosi gave the message that they will never leave Taiwan alone and said, “America’s solidarity with Taiwan is more important than ever before. So we brought this message here,” she said. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen also said that the military threat against his country has increased, but that they will not back down against China.
CHINA: ‘THEY WILL BE PUNISHED’
China, on the other hand, surrounded the island of Taiwan and launched a series of military exercises that will last until the end of the week with real ammunition at six sites. Describing these exercises as ‘necessary and justified’, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed the strongest reaction from the Beijing administration. Wang said, “This is a complete farce. The US is violating China’s sovereignty in the name of so-called ‘democracy’. “Those who harass China will be punished,” he said.
HARD REACTION FROM TAIWAN
Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense reported that 21 Chinese warplanes breached air defense areas yesterday and 21 yesterday. According to coordinates published by the Chinese military, the Chinese exercise sites are located within 20 kilometers (12 miles) of Taiwan’s coastline at some points. “Some of China’s exercises violate (Taiwan’s) territorial waters,” Defense Ministry Spokesperson Sun Li-fang said at a press conference yesterday. “This is an irrational move that challenges the international order,” he said. Japan expressed its concerns about the exercises to China yesterday. South Korea also called for dialogue to maintain regional peace and stability. After Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan, Pelosi crossed into South Korea yesterday.
PELOSI LAUNCHED A PANEL IN TIANANMEN
Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, suddenly became number one on the international agenda with her visit to Taiwan. Pelosi, who is third in the US Presidential Succession Line after President and Vice President, entered politics at the age of 47 after her 5 children reached College Age.
* Pelosi won the election for a fallen Democratic parliamentary seat in 1987 and has since represented the San Francisco area in Congress.
* The 82-year-old politician, who comes from an Italian-American family, is the Speaker of the House of Representatives for three terms and is also known for his tough stance towards China.
* During his visit to China in 1991, he bypassed the hosts and went to Tiananmen Square and unfurled a banner that read “In memory of those who died for democracy”. In the spring of 1989 in China, the pro-democracy demonstrators gathered in Tiananmen Square in the capital Beijing were suppressed by military intervention, and thousands of people died.
* In the following years, Pelosi’s activities accusing the Chinese government of human rights violations continued.
NEW YORK TIMES WRITTEN: TAIWAN, UKRAINE?
The recent crisis with Taiwan, which China claims, brought to mind the Russia-Ukraine relationship. Although Taiwan and Ukraine problems are similar, there are also differences. According to an analysis in the American New York Times, US officials are following China’s Ukraine closely and making plans and preparations for possible scenarios in Taiwan. Accordingly, Russia and China both claim land. Russia has launched a ground operation, China needs to conduct sea and air operations.
It is predicted that a possible Taiwan war may turn into a medium-term armed conflict like Ukraine. In addition, comments are made that the crisis may hit the world technologically this time, as Taiwan is a microchip manufacturer. While the Putin administration in Russia historically saw Ukraine as a part of the old Russian civilization, Taiwan’s current status stems from the withdrawal of its rivals to the island Taiwan in 1949, when the communists came to power in China. The members of the Chinese Nationalist Party (Kuomintag) led by Chiang Kaishek, who were defeated by the communist leader Mao Zedong, settled in Taiwan and declared independence by stating that the “Republic of China” power established in 1912 would continue on the island. China, on the other hand, does not recognize Taiwan’s unilateral decision.