China warns its military ‘will not sit still’ if Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan

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Indicated by:| Edited by: |Source: Reuters |Updated: 01 Aug 2022, 14:00 IST

China said Monday that its military “will not stand idly by” when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan.

The latest warning was issued during a regular briefing by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Spokesperson Zhao Lijian also said that because of Pelosi’s status as the “No. 3 official of the US government,” a visit to Taiwan, which China claims as its own, “would lead to egregious political impact.”

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Pelosi was set to kick off a tour of four Asian countries in Singapore on Monday amid intense speculation she could risk Beijing’s wrath by also visiting self-ruled Taiwan.

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