China summons US ambassador for Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan

China summons US ambassador for Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

China convened this Tuesday, August 2, 2022, the US ambassador in Beijing behind the Arrival in Taiwan of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosistate media reported.

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During his conversation with Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Deputy Foreign Minister Xie Feng expressed “strong protests” over the Democratic legislator’s visit to the autonomous island, which China considered part of its territory.

“The move is extremely outrageous and the consequences are extremely serious,” Xie said, according to the Chinese state news agency Xinhua. “China will not sit idly by,” she added.

the journey of Nancy Pelosithe highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years, triggered tensions between the world’s two largest economies, and Beijing he considered it a great provocation.

Xie said the United States “will pay the price for its own mistakes” and urged Washington to “immediately address its mistakes and take practical steps to undo the adverse effects caused by Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan,” Xinhua reported.

The Democrat came to Taiwan on Tuesday afternoon, in open defiance of Chinese warnings.

“Taiwan is the Taiwan of China, and Taiwan will eventually return to the embrace of the motherland. Chinese people are not afraid of ghosts, pressure and evil,” Xie told Burns, according to Xinhua.

There was no immediate comment from Washington.

With information from AFP



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