Russia On Nancy Pelosi's Taiwan Go to



China has repeatedly warned Nancy Pelosi towards going to Taiwan. (File)

Russia backed China on Tuesday over an anticipated go to to Taiwan by US Home of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, warning Washington that such a provocative journey would put america on a collision course with Beijing.

Chinese language chief Xi Jinping warned US President Joe Biden towards enjoying with hearth over Taiwan in a name final week however three sources advised Reuters on Tuesday that Pelosi was nonetheless set to go to the island.

"We can't say for certain proper now whether or not she is going to or won't get there, however the whole lot about this tour and the potential go to to Taiwan is only provocative," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov advised reporters.

Maria Zakharova, Russia's overseas ministry spokeswoman, stated the anticipated go to was a provocative try by Washington to pile strain on China - with whom Russia has cast a robust partnership lately.

"We contemplate a potential go to by Pelosi to Taiwan... as one other provocative motion by america geared toward exerting extra strain on Beijing," she stated.

"Russia confirms the precept of "one China" and opposes the independence of the island in any kind," Zakharova stated.

China views visits by US officers to Taiwan as sending an encouraging sign to the pro-independence camp within the island. Washington doesn't have official diplomatic ties with Taiwan however is sure by US regulation to supply the island with the means to defend itself.

Within the Chinese language civil conflict, Mao Zedong's Communists defeated the forces of the Kuomintang (KMT), or nationalist get together, underneath Chiang Kai-shek, forcing him to flee to Taiwan in 1949.

China has repeatedly warned Pelosi towards going to Taiwan, which it claims as its personal. Beijing says a Pelosi go to would contravene the one-China precept that Washington has vowed to abide by.

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