According to people familiar with her plans, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan on either Tuesday or Wednesday, defying Chinese authorities who have warned of consequences if the trip takes place. Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan despite the fact that Chinese authorities have warned about the trip taking place.
The Chinese state media issued a warning that they might try to shoot her down if she comes accompanied by military personnel. They will view it as an invasion on their territory. If we continue to live by the sword, President Xi says that we are doomed to fail.
To put it another way, Speaker Pelosi is unnecessarily inserting herself into the middle of a conflict that is taking place on a global scale for no apparent reason. Once she had made the statement that she might visit the island, it was difficult for her to take it back without making the two of us appear to be cowards.
Newt Gingrich was the most recent Speaker to pay a visit.
The move is being referred to as historic by a number of different media outlets, including Bloomberg. At this moment in time, we consider it to be foolish and unneeded.
Taiwan is seen as part of China's territory, and the United States has consistently adhered to the "one China" policy.
According to one source, a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen is scheduled for Wednesday, not Tuesday, in Nancy Pelosi's calendar; however, another source stated that such a meeting is still subject to change. According to still other sources, Taiwan has validated her visit.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Independent Sentinel.