The United States is already engaged in a proxy war with Russia (in Ukraine), and Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan may spark off a military response and a too dangerous escalation cycle, the British coalition stated.
Recalling that China terms Pelosi’s trip as a provocation and that analysts have warned of a large-scale crisis risk, the Stop the War coalition stressed British authorities will not hesitate to back the United States in case of a military conflict with China.
In this regard, the coalition recalled that both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister candidates after Boris Johnson´s resignation, continue to intensify their anti-China idea in their proselytizing campaigns.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry deplored on Tuesday in a statement that Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan despite Beijing’s opposition, without caring about damage to bilateral ties and putting regional peace and stability at risk.
The text emphasizes Pelosi´s decision constitutes a serious violation of the One China principle and the provisions of the three joint communiqués, because Taiwan is an inalienable part of China and the world is aware of that since 1971, through UN General Assembly resolution 2758.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army announced, on the other hand, that from 12:00, local time, of August 4 to 12:00 of August 7, “it will conduct major military training activities including live fire drills in the seas around Taiwan and its airspace.