Pelosi in Taiwan: Chinese nationalists castigate the "too timid" reaction of their government
© Ann Wang / Reuters The president of the Chamber of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, next to the vice-president of the Yuan Legislative, Tsai Chang, in Taïpei, Taiwan, August 3, 2022. It is quite unusual to see Chinese nationalists publicly criticizing their government. However, after The surprise visit of Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan , some did not go there with dead hands.
"20 minutes" takes stock of the crisis revived by the arrival of Nancy Pelosi © AFP according to Taipei, Chinese ships crossed the "midline" of the Taiwan Strait on August 5, 2022. Recap ' - "20 minutes" takes stock of the crisis revived by the arrival of Nancy Pelosi
You missed The last developments at Taiwan ? Do not panic, 20 minutes takes stock daily until the tensions which follow the visit of Nancy Pelosi fall. Who did what ? Who said what? Where are we? The answer below. :
The news of day
according to Taipei, a total of 68 planes and 13 Chinese warships had crossed the "midline" from the Taiwan Strait, which separates the island of the continent, since the start of the day. A teacher border between Taiwan and continental China, the midline was once tacitly respected by the two armies and it was rare for Chinese military planes or ships to cross it. But Chinese incursions have multiplied since Beijing said, in 2020, that this unofficial border no longer existed.
Is China preparing to invade Taiwan? Key questions answered
Tensions are rising after China launches biggest-ever drills in the Taiwan Strait following Nancy Pelosi’s Taipei visit.Beijing called Pelosi’s trip to the territory, which it views as a breakaway province, a “dangerous, reckless and irresponsible provocation” by the United States against China. It said the ongoing military drills, which began on Thursday and will last until Sunday, are aimed at demonstrating its resolve to uphold its “sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
Video: Taiwan: China continues its military maneuvers as a reprisals (Dailymotion)
The sentence of the day did not expect our malicious neighbor to display its power at our door, and arbitrarily put the tracks The most frequented navigable in the world by its military exercises ”
The Taiwanese Prime Minister, Su Tseng-Chang, raised the tone on Friday. For his part, Washington called Beijing to "reduce tensions by ceasing their military exercises". In theory, the latter are supposed to end Sunday at midday.
The controversy of day
The release of Jean-Luc Mélenchon on the "provocation" of the United States in Taiwan has aroused a series of criticisms on the left, opening a breach within the new popular union born during the elections legislative. The leader of rebellious France also affirmed that "there is only one China" and that "Taiwan is a full -fledged component of China", which earned him to be thanked by the Chinese embassy in France. Friday, on BFMTV, Julien Bayou, National Secretary of Europe Ecology-Les Verts (EELV), allied party of LFI within the Nuts, denounced "a fairly dated vision" and "a real cynicism in terms of geopolitics" of Jean-Luc Mélenchon's share.
The trend of day
Relations between Beijing and Washington deteriorate. Beijing will "suspend the Sino-American negotiations on climate change" and cancel an interview between military leaders as well as two meetings on security, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry a few days after the visit of the American deputies head. Nancy Pelosi, in Taiwan. He reproached the latter for having "contempt" for "contempt" for China's opposition to his visit. The suspension of climate change dialogue is "fundamentally irresponsible," reacted the spokesman for the American executive for national security affairs, John Kirby. "China is not only punishing the United States, it punishes the whole world," he added.
Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip Isn’t Helpful to Anyone But China .
The primary (and very likely only) beneficiary of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan is the People’s Republic of China. Virtually none of the goals that the California congresswoman seeks to advance by making the trip—the highest level visit by a U.S. official in a quarter century—will be achieved. Taiwan will not be strengthened. In fact, the trip is already increasing tensions across the straits of Taiwan at a dangerous moment. SeniorSenior Biden administration officials attempted to dissuade Pelosi from making the trip to Taiwan for just this reason.