- Auto-Translated from Chinese into English.
- Taiwan Media: Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan at 10:20 Tonight (Tuesday)
Taiwan’s “Liberty Times” quoted sources as saying that US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will arrive in Taiwan at 10:20 pm on Tuesday (August 2). The British “Financial Times” quoted people familiar with the matter as saying that Pelosi will meet Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei on Wednesday (3rd).
The Liberty Times reported Tuesday that Pelosi will arrive at Taipei Songshan Airport on a special plane Tuesday night and stay overnight, possibly at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei’s Xinyi District. The “Liberty Times” also quoted sources as saying that Pelosi will have a public event after arriving in Taiwan, and she is expected to take a flight to leave Taiwan on Wednesday afternoon.
The Liberty Times reported earlier that a person familiar with the matter told the newspaper late Monday (1st) that Pelosi is expected to call on Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan on Wednesday.
The Financial Times first reported on July 19 that Pelosi, the third-largest figure in U.S. politics, plans to visit Taiwan in August and will become the highest-level U.S. dignitary to visit Taiwan in 25 years.
The news subsequently caused dissatisfaction in mainland China. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned the United States on July 21 that if the United States insisted on going its own way, China would take strong measures to resolutely respond and counter it, saying: “We will do what we say.” The Chinese Ministry of Defense also stated on July 26. If Pelosi insists on visiting Taiwan, “the Chinese military will never sit idly by.”