Taiwan thanks Pelosi for ‘support’ during controversial visit, says island ‘not alone’

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The Taiwanese government thanked the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for stopping in Taiwan during its tour of allied Asian countries, saying the Congressional delegation shows that Taiwan is “not alone”.

A flurry of statements from international authorities were released on Tuesday after Pelosi officially landed in Taiwan, directly defying Chinese pressure to interrupt the journey.

While the people of the republic of china wrote harshly against the delegation’s visit, Taiwanese officials are grateful to him.

“Welcome to Taiwan, [Speaker Pelosi] ! Thanks to you and the Congressional delegation for going all the way to show your support,” the Foreign Office wrote on social media. The post included photos of the delegation posing on the tarmac with the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu Chao-hsieh.

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi walks with Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, left, as she arrives in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, August 28.  2, 2022.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi walks with Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, left, as she arrives in Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, August 28. 2, 2022.
(Taiwan Foreign Ministry via AP)

“Let’s go for the high-flying congressional delegation led by [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi] and including [Reps. Gregory Meeks, Mark Takano, Suzan DelBene, Raja Krishnamoorthi, and Andy Kim.] Minister Wu welcomed our loyal American friends and wished them a wonderful visit,” the foreign ministry said via social media.

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The ministry added, “Taiwan is not alone!”

Pelosi posted her own photos from the tarmac with a message of support for Taiwan as a partner the United States

“Our visit reiterates that America stands with Taiwan: a strong and vibrant democracy and our important partner in the Indo-Pacific,” Pelosi said.

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China has long claimed sovereignty over Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait, the relatively narrow strip of ocean between the island of Taiwan and the Chinese mainland. The Chinese military has frequently sent planes to the area, testing Taiwan’s air defense zone.

The United States has no official relations with Taiwan – also known as the Republic of China – and maintains a One China Policy which recognizes the People’s Republic of China as the only legitimate successor nation. However, America has stepped up its engagement with the island as China seeks to isolate it from global institutions.