Pelosi to Taiwan would be career capstone, despite warnings
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched her political career being tough on China -- a new congresswoman who dared to unfurl a pro-democracy banner in Beijing's Tiananmen Square during a 1991 visit with other U.S. lawmakers shortly after the student massacre. More than 30 years later, her interest in traveling to Taiwan presents a powerful diplomatic capstone. It has also contributed to tensions at the highest levels in Washington and Beijing among officials who worry a trip could prove provocative. As the U.S. balances its high-stakes relations with China, whether Pelosi will lead a delegation trip to Taiwan remains unknown.
The Chinese Embassy in France thanked him on Thursday evening "for his constant support for the policy of a single China". He was criticized within the Nuts and on the right. © supplied by Franceinfo
The visit of the US elected representative Nancy Pelosi also turned upwards in France. Jean-Luc Mélenchon described this trip as "provocation", on his blog , Wednesday August 3. There is "only one China," he wrote. "Taiwan is a full-fledged component of China," he added, taking up a term defended by the Beijing regime but rejected by the Taipei authorities.
The Chinese Embassy in France thanked Jean-Luc Mélenchon "for his constant support for the policy of a single China" on Thursday evening.
Why Speaker Pelosi must go to Taiwan
[This piece has been published in Restoring America to highlight why it is important for Speaker Pelosi to follow through on her commitment to visit Taiwan in order to project U.S. strength and resolve.] Beijing is warning of “serious consequences” and “firm and resolute measures” should House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), follow through with her plans to visit Taiwan.The Chinese Communist Party can’t help itself. Like so much of what China has done in the past 10 years or so, these pronouncements only help to bring about the thing that it’s trying to prevent. At this point, Pelosi must visit.
Thank you @jlmelenchon for its constant support for the policy of a single China #pelosivisit #taiwan #onechinapolicy pic.twitter.com/he13obj8vq
- Chinese embassy in France (@ambassadechine) August 4, 2022
in the new ecological and social popular union, the position of the ex-candidate rebellious with the presidential election divides. MP LFI Manuel Bompard is on the same line, believing that Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan "threw oil on the fire". Manuel Bompard argues that "international law today defends the concept called 'only one China'". "There is enough disorder on an international scale so as not to add more," insisted Jean-Luc Mélenchon's right arm.
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A richer, stronger China warns Pelosi not to visit Taiwan
BEIJING (AP) — Beijing grumbled but swallowed its irritation in 1997 when then-Speaker Newt Gingrich of the U.S. House of Representatives visited Taiwan, the island democracy claimed by the mainland’s ruling Communist Party as its own territory. China had other priorities. President Jiang Zemin’s government was preparing to celebrate Hong Kong’s return and wanted to lock in Beijing’s emergence from diplomatic isolation after its 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square. Gingrich, a booster of closer U.S.-Chinese ties, had just helped that campaign by meeting Jiang in Beijing. China avoided a disruptive clash with Washington.
Critics in the NUPPES and on the right
Olivier FAURE, leader of the PS, has distanced himself. He finds this displacement "questionable" but defends "the will of the Taiwanese to live in democracy". Julien Bayou, national secretary of EELV, criticized Jean-Luc Mélenchon more head on Friday, believing that for the rebellious leader "a democratic country is necessarily a" provocation "for a dictatorship".
Mélenchon spoke of "provocation" when Democratic Ukraine defended himself in Donbass against authoritarian Russia.
and speaks of "provocation" of #Taiwan when ... This country acts freely against China.
A democratic country is necessarily a "provocation" for a dictatorship.
- Julien Bayou (@julienbayou) August 5, 2022
"We have the allies that we deserve", quipped the European deputy Renaissance Nathalie Loiseau on Twitter . "After supporting Maduro's authoritarian regime in Venezuela, now Jean-Luc Mélenchon improvises Ambassador of the Republic of China," said deputy LR Eric Ciotti on the same social network .
China to restart military drills as more U.S. lawmakers, including 2 Californians, visit Taiwan .
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has met with another delegation of U.S. Congress members weeks after Nancy Pelosi's visit sparked fury in Beijing.Taiwanese media showed the delegation arriving for the talks, but details of the meeting were not immediately released. The delegation was due to depart later Monday on a U.S. government plane.