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Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s plane landed at Songshan Airport in Taipei. This is the first time in 25 years that a speaker of the US House of Representatives has visited Taiwan.

An American delegation led by Pelosi booked 48 rooms for one night at the Grand Hyatt in Taipei. informed local Sanli TV channel, citing sources. According to him, security measures have been stepped up at the hotel and its surroundings.

Pelosi is expected to be in Taiwan until 17:00 (12:00 Moscow time) on August 3. During the visit, she will hold a press conference at the hotel, meet with the head of the Taiwanese administration Tsai Ing-wen and representatives of local political parties.

On August 31, a US delegation led by Nancy Pelosi went on a tour of Asia. Officially, the trip program includes visits to Malaysia, Singapore, Japan and South Korea. Earlier media reportedthat the Speaker of the US House of Representatives could also visit Taiwan despite White House warnings.

Pelosi’s possible visit to Taiwan was strongly opposed by China, which considers the island its territory. Chinese President Xi Jinping warned US President Joe Biden against “playing with fire” on Taiwan. August 2 China ahead of Pelosi’s visit began unscheduled military exercises in the Fujian province closest to Taiwan.

In the Kremlin declaredthat Pelosi’s Asian tour, with a possible visit to Taiwan, “is purely provocative” and leads to increased tension in the region. According to the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, China’s “sensitive attitude” to this visit is justified, Moscow is in solidarity with Beijing.

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