Weekend Reads: Visit of Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan: Chinese nationalists disappointed by their too timid government

On the way to Asia, Nancy Pelosi maintains the blur on his visit to Taiwan

 On the way to Asia, Nancy Pelosi maintains the blur on his visit to Taiwan © AP - Andy Wong Beijing warned Washington that a visit to Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan would be a "red line". Here in the Chinese capital, on July 31, 2022. The president of the American House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, confirmed this Sunday, July 31, being on the way to Asia, without mentioning a possible stage in Taiwan which could make the more the relations between China and the United States.

Le président chinois Xi Jinping le 30 juin 2022 (Image d'illustration). © Reuters - Pool Chinese President Xi Jinping on June 30, 2022 (illustration image).

Communist propaganda had heated its population white, claiming that the Chinese reaction would be terrible if Nancy Pelosi deigned to set foot in Taiwan, a rebellious province in the eyes of Beijing. But the president of the House of Representatives ignited Chinese threats. The situation turned against the central power which must now face the disappointment and anger of its nationalist Internet users.

"We will see if she dares to go there," said Bravache Zhao Lijian, the spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, before Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei. Beijing then showed the muscles and propaganda multiplied warnings against Washington. An authoritarian tone which heated part of the population that was waiting for that.

Notes on Taiwan's visit by US democrat Pelosi, regardless of the warnings from Beijing, a visit by the chairman of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, seems more and more likely in Taiwan. Pelosi arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday, the second stat

 Notes on Taiwan's visit by US democrat Pelosi, regardless of the warnings from Beijing, a visit by the chairman of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, seems more and more likely in Taiwan. Pelosi arrived in Malaysia on Tuesday, the second stat © Sam Yeh Regardless of the warnings from Beijing, a visit by the chairman of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, seems more and more likely in Taiwan. According to media reports, she could travel to Taipei after visiting Malaysia. , as chair of the House of Representatives, is the third highest office in the United States. She would be the highest US representative for 25 years that Taiwan would pay a visit.

But the reality was quite different, and the head of the American deputies was not worried during its express stay on the island. Many nationalist Internet users have displayed their disappointment, no longer hesitating to openly criticize the regime and the army. On social networks, a former soldier claims to be ashamed of his experience in the Chinese army. Some compare Chinese soldiers to the national football team, renowned for its historic weakness, and others simply hoped that the Chinese missiles fell the plane of Nancy Pelosi, taking up an idea of ​​Hu Xijin, editorialist of the very va- T-en-war daily The Global Times. In vain.


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Taiwan claims that Chinese maneuvers violate its territorial waters

 Taiwan claims that Chinese maneuvers violate its territorial waters "We will not give up our commitment to Taiwan," said US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday. © provided by Franceinfo The Chinese military exercises announced in retaliation for the visit to Taiwan of the president of the House of American representatives Nancy Pelosi violates Taiwanese territorial waters, said the Ministry of Defense of the island on Wednesday 3 august. "Some of China's maneuver areas encroach on (...) Taiwan's territorial waters," said Taiwanese ministry spokes

Beijing calls for the rationality of its patriots

before so many Anger, Beijing was forced to calm the game. "I think China has displayed its position clearly and firmly both by its action and by its declarations. And I have confidence, because I know that the Chinese are rational patriots, ”tempered Hua Chunying, another spokesperson for communist propaganda Thursday.

If China said it has launched unprecedented Military maneuvers in the Taiwan Strait, they only started after the departure of Nancy Pelosi from the island. An unacceptable loss of face for part of the population.

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China: Taiwan's violent intake .
since last week China has militarily play his muscles against Taiwan. The leadership in Beijing has now put on paper what role military means could play in a possible conquest of the island. © Gong Yulong/Xinhua/Xinhua News Agency/Picture Alliance China Flying over the street of Taiwan The Chinese government has confirmed in a new white book in Taiwan - if necessary - violently enforced its entitlement to the island .

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