台湾大使: Beijing is 'manufacturing' the crisis, China has prepared invasion force 'for some time'

The fact is … congressional visits to Taiwan have been ongoing for decades, そして何十年も, それは中国と米国を妨げていません. 相互に関心のある話題について議論することから,” Taiwan Representative to the U.S. Hsiao Bi-khim said during an interview on “国家に直面しなさい。”

I agree with some of the U.S. White House statements and other analyses that the Beijing government is trying to manufacture a crisis over a practice that has been ongoing for decades, and they are using this as a pretext.

Pelosi led a congressional delegation to the island last week in direct opposition to Chinese demands その米国. abort the meeting. She lauded thedemocratic values” そして “self-governanceof Taiwan and assured the island that the U.S. would maintain mutual security interests in the region.

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China then on Aug. 5 announced that it would suspend all planned discussions with the U.S. on key issues in response to Pelosi’s visit last week, which Beijing repeatedly insisted served as provocation.

Officials had planned to meet and discuss topics that included climate change, drug networks and military action.

Hsiao Bi-khim, a lawmaker from Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party, speaks during an interview in Taipei, 台湾, 10月に. 19, 2016.

Hsiao Bi-khim, a lawmaker from Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party, speaks during an interview in Taipei, 台湾, 10月に. 19, 2016. (Reuters/Tyrone Siu)

The cancellation also sent a clear signal to the U.S. that the Chinese side will never accept the U.S. blatantly damaging China-U.S. relations without bearing any consequences,” said U.S. studies scholar Lü Xiang from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Chinese officials have said Pelosi visiting Taiwan violates the “ワンチャイナ” policy and would constitute aiding an illegal rebellion.

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The former editor of the Global Times, a news outlet backed by the ruling party, even went so far as to suggest shooting down the speaker’s plane if fighter jets escorted it to Taiwan.

But Hsiao stressed that China’s behavior is nothing new, even if its recent behavior may appear unprecedented: Beijing deployed its military forces — including 63 planes and 13 warships — to conduct air and sea exercises around Taiwan, in some cases crossing the Taiwan Straits meridian.