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Nancy Pelosi Taiwan Visit Updates: 27 Chinese Warplanes Enter Taiwan's Air Defence Zone, Claims Taipei

Nancy Pelosi Taiwan Visit Updates: US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan late Tuesday, defying a string of increasingly stark warnings and threats from China

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Last Updated: August 03, 2022, 07:19 IST

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Nancy Pelosi Taiwan Visit Updates: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi vowed Wednesday to punish those who offend Beijing, state media reported, as the country seethes over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. “This is a complete farce. The United States is violating China’s sovereignty under the guise of so-called ‘democracy’… those who offend China will be punished,” Wang Read More

Aug 03, 2022 19:28 IST

27 Chinese Warplanes Enter Taiwan's Air Defence Zone

According to Taipei, 27 Chinese warplanes have entered Taiwan’s air defence zone.

Aug 03, 2022 19:14 IST

Taiwanese Foreign Ministry on Nancy Pelosi's Visit

Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs “warmly welcomes US Congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi… it marks 1st visit by a US House Speaker in 25 years… underscores high-level support for Taiwan-US relations from US Congress & wide scope of bilateral cooperation.”

Aug 03, 2022 16:43 IST

How China is ‘Punishing’ Taiwan for Hosting Nancy Pelosi?

China has begun live-fire exercises near the Taiwan Strait but this time it is different as these exercises are being conducted within the sovereign territorial waters of Taiwan which indicates an escalation. The Chinese government mouthpiece Global Times shared a map on Twitter which showed six regions surrounding the Taiwan island where live-fire exercises will be conducted as a response to the visit by the US House Speaker. Read More

Aug 03, 2022 16:30 IST

Nancy Pelosi Meets Representatives of Tibet in Taiwan

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has also met representatives of Tibet during her visit to Taiwan.

Aug 03, 2022 16:27 IST

Taiwan Defiant As China Readies Military Drills Over Pelosi Visit

Taiwan struck a defiant tone Wednesday as it hosted US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with a furious China gearing up for military exercises dangerously close to the island’s shores in retaliation for the visit. Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Tuesday despite a series of increasingly stark threats from Beijing, which views the island as its territory and had said it would consider the visit a major provocation. Read More

Aug 03, 2022 16:07 IST

Taiwan Strait: A Witness to Multiple Crises Since 1949

Ever since Communist China and Taiwan broke away from each other at the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949 the waterway separating them has been a tense geopolitical flashpoint. Just 130 kilometres (81 miles) wide at its narrowest point, the Taiwan Strait is a major international shipping channel and all that lies between now democratic, self-ruled Taiwan and its giant authoritarian neighbour. Read More

Aug 03, 2022 15:55 IST

News18 Explains: Why Pelosi Visited Taiwan and Why Did the Visit Anger China?

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi flew into Taiwan on an Air Force passenger jet Tuesday, she became the highest-ranking American official in 25 years to visit the self-ruled island. China announced military maneuvers in retaliation, even as Taiwanese officials welcomed her and she headed to her hotel. The reason her visit ratcheted up tension between China and the United States: China claims Taiwan as part of its territory, and it views visits by foreign government officials as them recognizing the island’s sovereignty. Read More

Aug 03, 2022 15:51 IST

Those Who Offend China Will Be Punished: Chinese Foreign Min

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan region was a “complete farce” and “those who play with fire will perish by it and those who offend China will be punished”. “The United States is violating China’s sovereignty under the guise of democracy,” he told reporters, adding, “Taiwan’s Tsai Ing-wen and others ride the coattails of the United States and act against the noble cause of the Chinese nation,” he said. “These perverse actions will not alter the international consensus on the one-China principle, nor the historical trend that Taiwan will return to the motherland,” he reportedly said.

Aug 03, 2022 15:39 IST

Plane Carrying Nancy Pelosi Departs Taiwan | WATCH

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi departed Taiwan on Wednesday evening, ending a controversial landmark visit that Beijing responded to with threats and military drills. The 82-year-old lawmaker waved to waiting dignitaries at Taipei’s Songshan airport before boarding a US military aircraft that took off at 6pm (1000 GMT), live broadcasts showed.

Aug 03, 2022 15:30 IST

Taiwan Defiant As China Readies Military Drills Over Pelosi Visit

Taiwan struck a defiant tone as it hosted US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, with a furious China gearing up for military exercises dangerously close to the island’s shores in retaliation for the visit. Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Tuesday despite a series of increasingly stark threats from Beijing, which views the island as its territory and had said it would consider the visit a major provocation. China responded swiftly, announcing what it said were “necessary and just” military drills in the seas around Taiwan — some of the world’s busiest waterways. “In the current struggle surrounding Pelosi’s Taiwan visit, the United States are the provocateurs, China is the victim,” news agency AFP quoted Beijing’s foreign ministry as saying. But Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen countered that the island of 23 million would not be cowed.

Aug 03, 2022 15:13 IST

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Leaves from Taiwan After Meeting Taiwanese President

Aug 03, 2022 14:50 IST

Discussed How America & Taiwan Can Deepen Economic Ties, Strengthen Security Partnership: Nancy Pelosi

Aug 03, 2022 14:35 IST

China Says Military Drills Around Taiwan Strait 'Necessary and Just'

China insisted Wednesday its military exercises around the Taiwan Strait were “necessary and just” in the wake of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-ruled island. “The Chinese military’s conducting of military exercises in the sea near China’s Taiwan are a necessary and just measure to resolutely protect national sovereignty,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing. “In the current struggle surrounding Pelosi’s Taiwan visit, the United States are the provocateurs, China is the victim. The joint provocation by the US and Taiwan came first, China’s just defense came after,” she added.

Aug 03, 2022 14:35 IST

China Says Military Drills round Taiwan Strait 'necessary and just'

Aug 03, 2022 14:15 IST

Nanvy Pelosi Departs from Taiwan

Aug 03, 2022 13:59 IST

China, US Allies Divided Over Pelosi's Taiwan Visit

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has drawn bipartisan support at home and backing among the worlds democracies. Meanwhile, China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory with no right to an independent identity, has rallied support among fellow authoritarian states. The divided opinions speak both to China’s growing global influence and the backlash that has prompted among the world’s liberal societies. President Joe Biden’s administration was not openly supportive of Pelosi’s trip, with the president himself saying the military felt it was not a good idea right now” amid heightened tensions between the sides.

Aug 03, 2022 13:57 IST

Taiwan Strait: A Witness to Multiple Crises Since 1949

Ever since Communist China and Taiwan broke away from each other at the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949 the waterway separating them has been a tense geopolitical flashpoint. Just 130 kilometres (81 miles) wide at its narrowest point, the Taiwan Strait is a major international shipping channel and all that lies between now democratic, self-ruled Taiwan and its giant authoritarian neighbour. Beijing has responded furiously to this week’s visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, issuing increasingly bellicose threats and announcing a series of military drills in the waters surrounding the island. READ MORE

Aug 03, 2022 13:23 IST

No Plans for Blinken to Meet Chinese, Russian Counterparts in Cambodia This Week: Senior US Official

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the possibility of house speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan with his Chinese counterpart in Bali last month, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday. Blinken has no plans to meet his Chinese or Russian counterparts this week in Cambodia, the official said, where foreign ministers from ASEAN and more than a dozen other countries are attending regional meetings.

Aug 03, 2022 13:05 IST

Hard for US Officials to Justify Pelsoi's Visit: Chinese Foreign Minister

We see how hard it is for US officials to justify Pelosi’s visit… It’s time that US officials catch up with history lessons of Taiwan: Chinese Foreign minister

Aug 03, 2022 12:51 IST

China Vows 'Punishment' as Nancy Pelosi Visits Taiwan

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi vowed to punish those who offend Beijing as the country seethes over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. “This is a complete farce. The United States is violating China’s sovereignty under the guise of so-called ‘democracy’… those who offend China will be punished,” Wang said on the sidelines of a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Phnom Penh.

said on the sidelines of a meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Phnom Penh.

Several US warships were cruising in waters near Taiwan on Tuesday, US military officials said, amid Chinese anger over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial visit to the island Beijing claims as its territory. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan late Tuesday, defying a string of increasingly stark warnings and threats from China that have sent tensions between the world’s two superpowers soaring. Pelosi, second in line to the presidency, is the highest-profile elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years and Beijing has made clear that it regards her presence as a major provocation, setting the region on edge.

Live broadcasts showed the 82-year-old lawmaker, who flew on a US military aircraft, being greeted at Taipei’s Songshan Airport by foreign minister Joseph Wu. “Our delegation’s visit to Taiwan honors America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant democracy,” she said in a statement upon her arrival, adding that her visit “in no way contradicts” US policy towards Taipei and Beijing.

Taiwan said the trip displayed “rock solid” support from Washington. Reaction from Beijing was swift with US Ambassador Nicholas Burns summoned by the Foreign Ministry late Tuesday and warned that Washington “shall pay the price” for Pelosi’s visit.

Pelosi is currently on a tour of Asia and while neither she nor her office confirmed the Taipei visit in advance, multiple US and Taiwanese media outlets reported it was on the cards — triggering days of mounting anger from Beijing.

China’s military said it was on “high alert” and would “launch a series of targeted military actions in response” to the visit. It promptly announced plans for a series of military exercises in waters around the island to begin on Wednesday, including “long-range live ammunition shooting” in the Taiwan Strait.

Taiwan’s defence ministry said more than 21 Chinese military aircraft had flown on Tuesday into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone — an area wider than its territorial airspace that overlaps with part of China’s own air defence zone.

(with inputs from agencies)

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