The US will monitor China’s next steps after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. This was announced on Wednesday, August 3, at a briefing by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
She said there is no reason for Beijing to use Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as an excuse to ramp up aggressive military activity in or around the Taiwan Strait. reports TASS. Karine Jean-Pierre noted that this trip does not change long-standing US policy. At the same time, she did not answer unambiguously what actions are possible from the G7 countries (Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, France and Japan). She also had no comment on any contact between US President Joe Biden and Pelosi in connection with her visit to Taiwan.
Wednesday Pelosi completed a visit to Taiwan, which caused sharp dissatisfaction with the PRC, and went to South Korea. Earlier, the White House did not take responsibility for her visit, saying that she is independent in her decisions.
In response to the trip of the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that it would take decisive retaliatory measures. China considers Taiwan its province and is against official visits there by representatives of countries with which Beijing has diplomatic relations.