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08.02.22 Taiwan Update: Pelosi to Land, then Meet with Taiwan’s Legislature

The Liberty News Net in Taiwan broke the news tonight:

(translation via Google)

 Pelosi arrives in Taiwan for the night and is scheduled to meet with the Legislative Yuan on Wednesday

Full story translated via Google Translate:

[Reporter Lu Yixuan/Taipei Report] US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi is visiting Asia. Although the US public itinerary is not included in Taiwan, the outside world is still quite concerned about whether Pelosi will visit Taiwan. It is understood that Pelosi will arrive in Taiwan tomorrow night, stay overnight, and also plan public activities, and is expected to meet the Legislative Yuan on Wednesday.

Pelosi led a delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives to visit the Indo-Pacific region. According to the U.S. public itinerary, Pelosi visited Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. Taiwan, which is of concern to the outside world, was not on the list. Pelosi has met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Halimah Yacob today, while Malaysian media pointed out that Pelosi will arrive in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow morning and is expected to stay for a few hours.

It is widely rumored in foreign media and Taiwanese media circles that after Pelosi’s visit to Malaysia, he will take a flight to Taiwan and arrive as soon as tomorrow night. And there is also news that the delegation has booked 2 hotels, which may stay at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Xinyi District or the Marriott Hotel in Zhongshan District.

“More than one” insider confirmed to this newspaper in the evening that Pelosi plans to arrive in Taiwan on the evening of the 2nd and will stay overnight. It is reported that Pelosi will stay at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Taipei. Regarding some scholars and experts suggesting that Pelosi have a video chat with Taiwan, or a technical short stay, the person bluntly said that since he came to Taiwan, there is no difference between “high-profile” or “low-key”. The US has planned several public events, including visiting the president. Tsai Ing-wen and the meeting with the Legislative Yuan are just a matter of alertness, and Taiwan and the United States are always ready to respond to possible changes.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated on the matter that there was no further information and no other comment.

That’s going to create a stir as it would be an insult to the Beijing mindset.

Needless to say, earlier today the Chinese PLA replied with this video:

Of course anyone with a brain can see this will not end well.

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