Taiwan: “Those who play with fire will burn”… China directly threatens US, tensions between the two countries high

Chinese officials have threatened military action if US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan during a congressional trip to Asia. China claims the self-governing island of Taiwan as part of its territory.

such “Warmongering rhetoric from the Chinese side“No “Not really useful”, said Friday John Kirby, White House spokesman on strategic issues. At this point, he added, the US is not looking at any specific military action by Beijing against Taiwan.

I lead the Congressional delegation to reaffirm America’s unwavering commitment to our allies and friends in the Indo-Pacific region. We will hold high-level meetings in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan to discuss how to advance our shared interests and values.

— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) July 31, 2022

This escalation of diplomatic tensions is about an important move that needs to be confirmed. When asked on Friday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives declined to give a definitive answer, citing “Security issues“.

A possible visit to Taiwan by Speaker Pelosi has been discussed by sources inside and outside the United States. We hope the US side sees what they see and listens to these voices of reason. pic.twitter.com/tpwvgA2ZtD

— Office of the Spokesperson (@MFA_China) July 30, 2022

The Chinese don’t really appreciate this kind of provocation. Officials in Beijing have made it clear that the United States must “Bear All Consequences” According to Chinese diplomatic spokesman Zhao Lijian.

Specifically, on Wednesday, China announced in a statement that it was a military exercise “Live Ammunition” A follow-up to this visit will be held across the Taiwan Straits on July 30, 2022.

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During a two-hour meeting between President Xi Jinping and Joe Biden on Thursday, the Chinese president was clear: “Those who play with fire will get burned”He pointed out.

So both the White House and the Pentagon have decided to make peace. Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip”Now that’s not good.” Recognized by the President of the United States.

The US high command knows that China means business. The conflict between China and the United States quickly turned into a disaster. fire“What Xi Jinping is talking about is the nuclear strike force. Suffice it to say, the situation is very tense.

US President Joe Biden, during this rare direct exchange with Chinese President Xi Jinping, insisted that the US had no position on the Taiwan issue. “not changed” and his country “Strongly opposes unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait or threaten peace and stability”.

US Navy planes near Taiwan.
Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has seen tensions in the region reach an all-time high.
Even more dire reports are coming from China. pic.twitter.com/f5IqqRh1Nw

— Maire Tahitoa (@MaireTahitoa) July 30, 2022

Nevertheless, White House and US military officials reportedly pressured Pelosi to cancel the Taiwan trip, fearing that US military aircraft would be challenged by Chinese fighter jets.

In a tweet posted this Sunday, Nancy Pelosi said she will be traveling to Asia, specifically Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. So Taiwan seems to be excluded from the plan.

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