The president of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, said Wednesday that her country will not allow China to isolate Taiwan, in her first press conference after her trip to the island last week that triggered a crisis. with Beijing.
Pelosi pointed out that the objective of her visit was to reaffirm “the strong relationship” between the US and Taiwan based on the “status quo.”
She added that the trip also served to show her respect for the economic “success” and “enthusiasm” of her people for American democracy and said she felt “very proud” of the US Congressional delegation that she led during her tour for Asia.
Last week, Pelosi undertook a tour of the region, accompanied by several US lawmakers, that took her to Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan.
The Democratic leader indicated this Wednesday that she attended with “humility” and “respect to listen, learn.”
“I went there with the views that the president (of the United States, Joe Biden) had proposed and that I shared frankly and respectfully,” Pelosi said.
Taiwan began war maneuvers on Tuesday to test its defensive capacity against China, which has been deploying military muscle around the island for almost a week in retaliation for the visit of Pelosi, the highest-ranking US official. who has traveled to this place in a quarter of a century.
Biden admitted on Monday to being “concerned” about China’s weapons deployment around Taiwan, although he said he does not think it will go any further.
At all times, the White House has sought to distance itself from this visit and has stressed that it was a personal decision by Pelosi.