The Chinese Foreign Ministry issued an infuriated statement on Tuesday condemning Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for visiting Taiwan.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry issued an infuriated statement on Tuesday condemning Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for visiting Taiwan and insisting that President Joe Biden “has a responsibility to stop” lawmakers from traveling to places Beijing disapproves of.
Pelosi and a small congressional delegation landed in Taiwan on Tuesday evening local time after weeks of speculation, and no confirmation from the Speaker’s office, regarding a potential trip to the island nation. Pelosi published a photo of the delegation on social media describing Taiwan as a “robust, vibrant democracy” and an “important partner” of the United States.
Our visit reiterates that America stands with Taiwan: a robust, vibrant democracy and our important partner in the Indo-Pacific. pic.twitter.com/2sSRJXN6ST
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) August 2, 2022