- Things between the US and Taiwan are getting more and more tense.
- How did the problem start?
- America is ready to attack.
The US Air Force plane carrying the third highest authority in the US government landed in the Taiwanese capital. Following her arrival, Nancy Pelosi issued a statement denying that her visit goes against US international policy and said that it shows Washington’s «unwavering commitment» to Taipei.
According to the latest update of USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker, which is published by the independent military association US Naval Institute, another US ship, USS America, may be en route to waters near Taiwan but is still at the port of Sasebo in Japan.
Why does China have problems with Taiwan?
According to the BBC, since 1997, no US politician of such a high rank has traveled to Taiwan, which China claims as part of its territory. This is a new episode of the international headache that Taiwan has represented for 70 years, since there is no international agreement on its status, which remains undefined today.
In fact, there is not even a consensus about its name, since it is also called the Republic of China. The president of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping has made it clear, even more than his predecessors, that the unification of Taiwan with China is one of the basic goals of his mandate. In other words, the China that everyone knows does not accept Taiwan as an independent nation. Nancy’s visit makes the Chinese believe that they «challenge» her judgment. Filed From: Missiles Near Taiwan
What about China and the United States?
In recent days, the media has echoed the tension between the United States and China over the US government’s relations with Taiwan. This has happened after the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announced a possible trip to Taipei, the Taiwanese capital.
Taiwan was an anti-communist region at first and a democratic one later, which has earned it the support of several other countries. This is the case with the United States, which has supported the island since the beginning of the Republic of China in 1949. At that time, the communist side in China had military superiority over the Taiwanese government. Filed From: Missiles Near Taiwan
US troops near Taiwan
According to EFE “The United States Navy has the Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier battle group and the USS Tripoli amphibious ship operating near Taiwan, coinciding with the visit of the president of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.”
A spokeswoman for the US Pacific Fleet told EFE that the combat group is currently carrying out «routine operations in the South China Sea and the Philippine Sea.» Pelosi arrived on the island on Tuesday for the first visit by a US House Speaker to Taiwan since 1997, when Republican Newt Gingrich did so. Filed From: Missiles Near Taiwan
Ready for the war?
The White House has assured that «there is no violation or problem of sovereignty» with this visit and that the US does not support the independence of Taiwan nor has it changed its policy, according to EFE. The US president is confined due to a relapse of Covid-19.
China has warned Taiwan that it faces «disastrous consequences» if «the United States mishandles the situation in the strait.» As if the tension between Russia-Ukraine-USA were not enough, a new threat is approaching and people on social media speak of a possible «Third World War». Filed From: Missiles Near Taiwan