Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan on July 2, 2022: latest news, what is known about China’s US warnings

Beijing residents check the press for news of Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan.

Beijing residents check the press for news of Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan.

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Reality flight

Watching the movement of the Nancy Pelosi plane in the Pacific region has been the main entertainment of the entire world community over the past few days. In the afternoon, August 2 at the service FlightRadar more than 200 thousand people watch her flights, and this number is growing every minute. The speaker of the US House of Representatives is expected to arrive in Taiwan today around 6 pm Moscow time. After that, according to local media, the politician will go to the hotel, where he will spend the night, and tomorrow morning he will meet with the leadership of the island and visit parliament. Then, around noon on August 3, she will leave Taiwan and continue her political “tour”.

How will China respond?

The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed Beijing’s determination to respond harshly in the event of Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. But how – the department did not specify. Tensions are rising not only in China, but also in Taiwan. There began protests. The demonstrators oppose the visit of the speaker of the US Parliament.

Maritime forces on alert

Fearing radical actions on the part of China (it was up to a missile attack on the liner), the United States advanced warships (an aircraft carrier and a landing ship), as well as aircraft, to Taiwan. In turn, Beijing sent two aircraft carriers to the People’s Liberation Army. Their exact route is unknown. Previously, military maneuvers were held – imitation preparation for air combat.

The PRC is determined to respond harshly to Pelosi's possible visit to Taiwan.

The PRC is determined to respond harshly to Pelosi’s possible visit to Taiwan.

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American press ratings

American edition Politico notes that Pelosi’s decision to still visit Taiwan suggests that the Pentagon has revised its assessment of the danger from the Chinese military.

“Both sides have reluctantly reached a compromise agreement that will allow the visit to take place while reducing the likelihood of miscalculations at a time of heightened tensions,” the published material says.

Most likely, an agreement between the states was reached, including at the level of the leadership of the military departments in order to avoid unwanted incidents. It is possible that at the diplomatic level, too, Washington will assure Beijing that it agrees with its “one China” policy.

However, journalists Washington Postreferring to sources, they admit that at the last moment the visit of Nancy Pelosi can still be canceled.

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

A photo: REUTERS

Serious warning

In the Chinese press, the mood is more radical

“China warns Biden if Pelosi flies to Taiwan, the army will intervene,” reads the pages of the Chinese Global Times.

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