Nancy Pelosi has landed-PHOTO-UPDATED

Çin XİN Nensi Pelosinin Tayvana səfər etməsinə etiraz edib

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# 02 August 2022 18:55 (UTC +04:00)

Nancy Pelosi has landed, APA reports citing BBC,

"And we have just seen Pelosi leaving the plane at the airport in Taiwan and being met by a small delegation."


A plane believed to be carrying Nancy Pelosi has landed in Taiwan, APA reports citing BBC.

She would be the most senior US politician to visit the island in 25 years.


Chinese warplanes buzzed the line dividing the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday shortly before the expected arrival in Taipei of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a visit that has pushed friction between Washington and Beijing to a new level, APA reports citing Reuters.

The Chinese leadership has repeatedly warned against Pelosi, a long-time critic of Beijing, making a trip to self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as its own.

In the latest rhetorical salvo, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Tuesday that U.S. politicians who "play with fire" on the Taiwan issue will "come to no good end".

The United States said on Monday it would not be intimidated by what it called Chinese "sabre rattling".

Most of Pelosi's planned meetings, including with President Tsai Ing-wen, were scheduled for Wednesday, a person familiar with her itinerary said.

Four sources said she was scheduled on Wednesday afternoon to meet a group of activists who are outspoken about China's human rights record.

Taiwan's foreign ministry said it had no comment on reports of Pelosi's travel plans, while her office has also kept silent.

On Tuesday night, Taiwan's tallest building, Taipei 101, lit up with messages including: "Welcome to Taiwan", "Speaker Pelosi", "Taiwan (heart) USA".