Taiwan Reflects on Controversial US Visit When Pelosi Departs

Taiwan Reflects on Controversial US Visit When Pelosi Departs
Nancy Pelosi and Taiwan President Tsai lng-wen.

Nancy Pelosi the speaker of house of representatives of United States of America, has left Taiwan after concluding a whirlwind visit that rock US China relationship and send Shudders through global market.

In response to Pelosi visit China announce live fire military exercise across six zone in water surrounding the island of Taiwan that will start on Thursday and continue through Sunday.

Taiwan ministry of defense have said that China unilateral action is an attempted to threaten Taiwan port and metropolitan area, but some residents are shrugging off the threat.

“Why don’t they start the drills while she still here today, Peter wei, a local of Tai pei beitou district, told ALJAZEERA on Wednesday.

“Is China afraid of something? After all the big threatened talk, they clearly don’t want to encounter any American military units, he said.

Despite the risks of Chinese military respond, Pelosi visit has exemplified the strength of the united States commitment to Taiwan and could generate greater international support for the island democracy, according to the several reports in Taiwan political circles.

The United States is showing a strong commitment to Taiwan, Jason Hsu a former legislator in Taiwan and senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy school told ALJAZEERA.

Though visit of US members government and congress to Taiwan are not uncommon to have someone of speaker Pelosi status and structure is indeed extraordinary, HSU said.

SOURCE: ALJAZEERA

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