China cannot prevent world leaders from traveling to Taiwan: Pelosi

China cannot prevent world leaders from traveling to Taiwan: Pelosi


After departing from Taiwan on Wednesday, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released a statement on her visit. In it Pelosi criticized China, saying that Beijing’s tactics to block Taiwan from the international community could not prevent the international community from engaging with Taiwan. She stressed that the U.S.’ partnership with Taiwan was unwavering and that support for Taiwan in the congress remains ironclad.

On social media, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released an official video of her 20-hour visit to Taiwan. The one-and-a-half minute video includes footage of bilateral talks between the delegation and Taiwan officials.

Pelosi departed from Taiwan on Wednesday evening and headed to her next stop in South Korea. After her departure, she released a statement on her visit, voicing support for Taiwan.

The first sentence reads, “Our congressional delegation’s visit should be seen as a strong statement that America stands with Taiwan.” She continues, “Taiwan is a very special place: a key ally in peace and security, a global leader in economic dynamism and a model of democratic governance.” Pelosi also criticized China in the statement, saying that while Beijing “may prevent Taiwan from sending its leaders to global forums, they cannot prevent world leaders or anyone from traveling to Taiwan to pay respect to its flourishing democracy.” The statement ends saying that the U.S.’ partnership with Taiwan remains unwavering, and that the U.S. will continue to support the defense of democracy against autocracy in the region and in the world.

Nancy Pelosi (Aug. 3)
US House speaker
We will not abandon our commitment to Taiwan. Taiwan has been an island of resilience in the world. Indeed, the people of Taiwan have proven to the world that with hope, courage, and determination it is possible to build a peaceful and prosperous future.

Despite protests and threats from China, Pelosi went ahead with her plans to visit Taiwan, with stops at the Presidential Office and Legislative Yuan, sending a strong message of U.S. support for Taiwan. Her delegation met with human rights activists who had been directly persecuted by China. In the eyes of many Taiwanese, Pelosi’s actions are proof of her resolute commitment to freedom and democracy.

Ms. Cheng
Member of public
I think she’s really got guts. We don’t have to accept China’s constant threats toward us. We have always been an independent country. There are no lies there. Taiwan is Taiwan. Why is China so obsessed with us? They are so far away across the sea from us.

Ms. Chen
Member of public
China is really showing its true self. Whenever our ties with the U.S. improve, China organizes military drills to put pressure on us. That just shows to everyone that China is a tyrannical country. We clearly are an independent country. So why does China threaten us with military drills whenever we have any substantial political visits from the U.S.? Even when we are doing nothing more than that.

Mr. Lin
Member of public
I think Pelosi’s visit will be bad in the long term. It’s just a brief moment of happiness. But in the long run, I think it will have a big impact on our trade.

People on the street have varying opinions on Pelosi’s visit. But one thing that’s certain is that the historic moment has pushed Taiwan’s visibility to new heights on the international stage.

裴洛西再發聲明 "中國無法阻擋全球領袖訪台"






[[美國眾議院議長 裴洛西(8.3)]]


[[民眾 鄭女士]]

[[民眾 陳小姐]]

[[民眾 林先生]]


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