“On the American side, several mistakes – many of these tactical and related to domestic politics – have produced a dangerous reality: there are no serious bilateral relations between the two most influential players of the 21st century.” Fareed Zakaria, in an opinion published online in the Washington Post, frames the visit to Taiwan of the president of the American House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, within the bad relations between the United States and China, adding that the speaker “wanted to make the his visit months ago “. You can start from here to tell the tension of these hours, which comes from afar. Was it a useful visit or a counterproductive visit? The first to answer was Pelosi herself. To those who asked her at a press conference if she believed that her visit had benefited the island or not, the president replied that it is a “ridiculous” dispute, adding that the Asian country is one of the ” freest in the world “. One thing is certain, she added during her last leg of the Asian tour in Japan, the US “will not allow” China to isolate Taiwan. Answers that are profoundly different from China and Russia come to the same initial question. Beijing has decided to impose unspecified sanctions against the speaker of the House of Representatives and her closest relatives, the foreign ministry announced. The explanation is sufficiently broken down. “In contempt of China’s grave concerns and firm opposition. Pelosi insisted, visiting the Chinese region of Taiwan. This constitutes gross interference in China’s internal affairs. It severely undermines China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, seriously interferes with the one China principle and gravely threatens peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. ” The sanctions, therefore, according to China, come “in response to Pelosi’s blatant provocation”. Beijing, of course, has the full support of its Russian ally. “China is acting legitimately to defend its sovereignty,” insists Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. “These provocations do not remain without repercussions,” Peskov said in the statements reported by TASS, convinced that “the tensions do not subside so quickly.” Before that, there was the American reaction to the escalation of military exercises in Beijing. The Chinese ambassador to the US was summoned to the White House to “condemn the escalation of Beijing’s actions against Taiwan” and reiterate that the US “does not want a crisis in the region”, after Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island and the growing tensions, writes the Washington Post. “After China’s actions in the night – says White House official John Kirby in a statement given to the Post – we summoned Ambassador Qin Gang to the White House” to protest China’s “provocative actions”. “We have condemned China’s military actions, which are irresponsible and contrary to our longstanding goal of maintaining peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.” The Post highlights how the White House tried to dampen tensions with China earlier. and during Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which Beijing considers a “rebellious province” and on which it does not tolerate “interference”. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken closes the circle during a press conference on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia: “China has chosen to overreact and to use President Pelosi’s visit as a pretext for increase provocative military activity in and around the Taiwan Strait. ” The US Secretary of State reiterated that the United States “does not support Taiwan’s independence”. Because, obviously, it is also necessary to reiterate it officially.
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