The United States has not changed its assessment on China’s timeline for potentially retaking Taiwan militarily, a senior Pentagon official said on Monday, sticking by previous statements that Beijing would not try to take it in the next few years.
US House speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that China will not isolate Taiwan by preventing US officials from travelling there. Pelosi, the first House speaker to visit Taiwan in 25 years, said Wednesday in Taipei that the US commitment to democracy in the self-governing island and elsewhere “remains ironclad”.
The White House said on Friday that the United States had nothing to rectify regarding U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, following demands from Beijing that Washington fix its “mistakes.”
While respecting the “One China” policy, our solidarity with Taiwan is more important than ever, US House of Representatives speaker Nancy Pelosi said, during a joint news conference with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. The US supports the status quo and does not want anything to happen to Taiwan by force, Pelosi added.
China has summoned the American envoy to lodge a stern protest over Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi’s high-profile visit to Taipei, warning that Washington will “pay a price” for its “mistakes” and asked it to stop using the Taiwan issue to contain China in any form. China also carried out live-fire …
Taiwan is preparing its air-raid shelters as rising tension with China and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raise new fears about the possibility of a Chinese attack on the democratic island.
United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Tuesday evening, defying a string of increasingly stark warnings and threats from China that have sent tensions between the world’s two superpowers soaring.
America has stared down China’s dare to channel US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Pelosi, the top US lawmaker and second in line to the White House, arrived in Taiwan’s capital Taipeh on Tuesday night despite warnings from Beijing that such a trip would be disastrous for US-China ties and threats that it …
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Chinese-claimed Taiwan aboard a U.S. military aircraft late on Tuesday, the first such visit in 25 years and one that risks pushing relations between Washington and Beijing to a new low.
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a Congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific region, including visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan,” her office said in a press release. “The trip will focus on mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific region”, it added.
President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping held the fifth conversation of their presidencies on Thursday, speaking for more than two hours as they chart the future of their complicated relationship at a time of simmering economic and geopolitical tensions. “The two heads of state had in-depth communication and exchanges on China-U.S. relations and issues …
The planned talks between the two leaders — the fifth in a series of regular check-ins — have been in the works for weeks. But the possibility of a visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top congressional Democrat and second in line of succession to the presidency, has added fresh strain to …
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is second in line to the presidency and would be the highest ranking US politician to visit Taiwan since 1997. China has threatened unspecified “resolute and strong measures” if she goes ahead with her visit.
Washington and Taipei will “move quickly to develop a roadmap” for the planned US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-century trade in the coming weeks, which would be followed by in-person meetings in the US capital later in June, two senior US administration officials told reporters.
Joe Biden indicated that he would use military force to defend Taiwan if it were ever attacked by China, dispensing with the “strategic ambiguity” traditionally favoured by US presidents and repeating even more unequivocally statements that his staff tried to walk back in the past. Biden also suggested that he would be willing to go …
Whether intentional or not, Biden provoked China with a vow to defend Taiwan militarily. After saying that US policy on Taiwan “had not changed at all” during a news conference in Tokyo, he then answered “yes” when asked if the US would act “militarily” to defend the island in the event of a Chinese attack.
US President Joe Biden said on Tuesday the United States would defend Taiwan militarily if Beijing invaded the self-ruled island, warning China was “flirting with danger”. “That’s the commitment we made,” he said when asked if the US would intervene militarily against a Chinese attempt to forcibly take control of Taiwan.