U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes that the reason for the “great hype” around her visit to Taiwan is her position.
She stated this during a press conference following a meeting with the head of the administration of the island, Tsai Ing-wen.
Members of the US Congress have visited Taiwan before, and some of them made trips to the island “earlier this year,” she said.
“I think they (the Chinese authorities) made a big fuss because I am the speaker. I don’t know if this was a reason or a pretext, ”Then24 quotes her.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called Pelosi’s visit to the island a demonstration of US disregard for the rights of other countries.
The Chinese Ministry of Defense said that the Chinese army is on alert amid Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and will conduct a series of military measures as a countermeasure.