Bloomberg reported three reasons for China’s refusal to fight Taiwan because of Pelosi’s visit
Beijing’s rhetoric regarding US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan changed overnight from a “powder keg” warning to calls for patience, writes American agency Bloomberg.
As Lev Nachman, a political scientist at the National Chengchi University in Taipei, specified, none of the three parties, China, the United States or Taiwan, is ready for a “hot conflict.” The publication writes that after Pelosi landed safely, spent the night in Taipei and talked with the head of the Taiwanese administration Tsai Ingwen, China’s tone changed from belligerent to more calm. At a briefing on Wednesday, August 3, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC Hua Chunying asked the public to give the government more time to respond to the US and Taiwan.
The agency reported three reasons for China’s refusal to fight Taiwan. The author of the article believes that this position reflects the complexity of relations between China and Taiwan, the pragmatism of the Communist Party and the situation with the rating of the Chinese President Xi Jinping. According to experts, the politician focused on minimizing risks, since the issue of extending his rule will be decided at the party congress at the end of 2022.
“For Xi Jinping, it is important to give a strong response, but a strong response and participation in the conflict are two very different things. There will be no hot conflict, because none of the three sides wants this,” Nachman assessed the possibility of China starting a war with Taiwan.
Former Chinese Ambassador to Washington Qin Gang promised big implications for the US due to Pelosi’s visit. According to him, this will lead to an escalation of tension in the Taiwan Strait and in relations between Beijing and Washington.