The US Air Force plane carrying Nancy Pelosi on board for its mission to Asia landed at Taipei Songshan Airport .

The speaker of the US House has come down from the lineup of the Boeing C-40C and was welcomed by the Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu , according to the live streaming wanted by the same ministry. Pelosi is the first speaker to visit the island after Newt Gingrich's in 1997.

Our delegation's visit to Taiwan honors America's unwavering commitment to supporting vibrant Taiwanese democracy . Our discussions with Taiwan's leadership reaffirm our support for our partner and promote our shared interests , including the progress of a free and open Indo-Pacific region ".

"Our visit is one of several congressional delegations to Taiwan and does not in any way contradict longstanding US policy," he added, but there must be no change in the "status quo" .

Meanwhile, the situation with China worsens: the visit is " an escalation of the collusion between Taiwan and the United States, which is of a very bad nature and which has very serious consequences ." Taiwan affairs of the CCP Central Committee, "of a grave violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China, a grave violation of the One China principle." The reunification "of the motherland and the great rejuvenation of the nation have entered a process irreversible historical. The motherland must be unified and it will be ".

And while the White House reiterates that a visit to Taiwan is Pelosi's right, the   China Announces Drills Around Taiwan: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) will conduct "major military drills and training activities, including live-fire drills" from Thursday to Sunday in six maritime areas (including three on the eastern side of the island ) to surround it. This was reported by the Eastern Theater Command, according to a note from its spokesman, Major Colonel Shi Yi.

(Unioneonline / D)

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