China’s Foreign Ministry threatens US with effective measures if Pelosi visits Taiwan

epa08418569 Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian speaks during a daily media briefing in Beijing, China, 13 May 2020. EPA-EFE/WU HONG

Beijing,SANA-Chinese authorities will take effective power measures if Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Monday.

“If Pelosi visits Taiwan, this will be a gross interference in China’s domestic policy and will lead to very serious consequences,” he stressed at a briefing. “The Chinese People’s Liberation Army won’t sit back and do nothing,” he added.

According to the diplomat, Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan would destabilize the situation in the Taiwan Strait and deal a blow to China-US relations. “China will definitely take resolute and effective countermeasures,” he specified.

Earlier, media outlets reported that Pelosi, the third highest official in the US state hierarchy, was planning to visit Taiwan in August. This was reported by The Financial Times and Politico. According to the reports, she planned to do so earlier in April, but allegedly did not go due to COVID-19. This trip would have become the first visit of a Speaker of the US House of Representatives to Taiwan in the last 25 years.

On Sunday, a delegation led by Pelosi left for Asia in order to visit Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. The politician refused to specify whether she intended to visit Taipei during her Asia-Pacific tour.

Amer Dawa

Check Also

Mikdad: The Palestinian cause will ever remain the central issue for Syria

New York, SANA-Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Fayssal Mikdad, reaffirmed that the Palestinian cause will ever …