LFI leader has come under fire from the left for calling Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island a ‘provocation’ LFI leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon, slammed on the left for calling Nancy’s visit a ‘provocation’ Pelosi on the island, persists and signs on Saturday, reusing the term and reaffirming that “there is only one China”. In a blog post on Thursday, he also estimated, in the midst of tensions between Beijing and Taipei , that “the Chinese will solve the problem among themselves”, and that “Taiwan is a full-fledged component of China”, using a term defended by the Beijing regime but refused by the authorities in Taipei. SEE ALSO – “C what the hell?: Trump criticizes the visit of “this crazy Nancy Pelosi” to TaiwanAlso readWhy so few countries recognize Taiwan?In a new post on Saturday, he says he is “spooked” by the “very strange reactions » and the « outrageous cries » of his critics, while « we must not want a new front of g war”. “What kind of fear reigns over the debate? Where is the active president of Franco-Chinese friendships Mr. Raffarin? And the signatories of the UMP’s cooperation agreement with the Chinese Communist Party? And Fabien Roussel (the national secretary of the PCF, editor’s note), after his recent friendship trip to China? The sufficiency of the first and the frightened prudence of the second dismay me”, writes Jean-Luc Mélenchon. And to reiterate his arguments: “I have only repeated the constant doctrine of our country (France, let us remember) since 1965 about China. There is only one China”, “this is also regulated by the international agreements accepted by our country and the members of the UN”, and “China and the USA are committed to respecting the sovereignty and unity territory of the other”. He also underlines “the super cold reception received since his provocation by Ms. Nancy Pelosi in Tokyo and Seoul”. Mélenchon advocates “non-alignment” The former presidential candidate wonders if his critics “think that millennial China will bow to their gesticulations”, and points to a risk of seeing Beijing “enter into closer convergence with Russia” while forming “a more homogeneous bloc between the USA and Europe ” whatever the cost ” in terms of enslavement and the risk of war”. “Macron’s France has given up playing a role in this world game”, he also deplores, advocating a “non-alignment” of Paris, at the heart of his vision of international relations. While the Embassy of China in France thanked him in a tweet, he defends himself by republishing a sentence from his previous post: “whatever the extent and level of criticism that may be leveled at the Chinese government, we must refuse to condone war to China to satisfy the views of the USA on Taiwan”. To read also Ukraine, Taiwan … The Greens accuse Mélenchon of “taking up the dialectic of the dictators” Within the left alliance Nupes, the national secretary of EELV Julien Bayou had denounced Friday “a rather dated vision” and “a real cynicism in terms of geopolitics” on the part of Mr. Mélenchon, while the boss of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure, judged that if “the opportunity for the visit of Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan is questionable, the will of the Taiwanese to live in a democracy is not.” SEE ALSO – Taiwan: Blinken asks China not to take global concerns “hostage”
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