U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Figure: Retrieved from Pelosi’s Instagram (file photo)
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently reported that she may visit Taiwan. Foreign media quoted experts as saying that the chances of the CCP using force are unlikely, but it may trigger an “unprecedented” response from the Chinese authorities.
According to “CNN”, China has issued a strong warning about Pelosi’s possible visit to Taiwan, which has also attracted the attention of Washington. After the relevant reports came to light, China’s foreign ministry responded on the 19th that if her visit took place, China would take “resolute and forceful measures”.
Shi Yinhong, a professor at the School of International Relations at Renmin University of China, said: “China will respond with unprecedented countermeasures – it will be the strongest response since the Taiwan Strait crisis.” Shi Yinhong also added that the situation between China and the United States is tense unless there is an unexpected response. Unexpectedly out of control, otherwise it is unlikely to escalate into a military conflict.
According to the “Financial Times” report, the US White House’s opposition to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan may trigger a chilling effect, allowing countries to avoid interacting with Taiwan, which may strengthen China’s momentum. The Financial Times, citing two people familiar with the matter, said the Biden administration had not discussed with the Taiwanese government Pelosi’s plans to visit Taiwan.
U.S. President Joe Biden has said the U.S. military believes Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan “is not a good idea right now,” the report said.