MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. stated Saturday that the controversial visit of United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan didn’t gasoline the prevailing tensions within the area, however solely demonstrated its severity.
During US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s courtesy name on the Malacañang Palace, Marcos briefly touched on the problem which had precipitated strains within the US relationship with China.
“To be perfectly candid, I did not think it raised the intensity, it just demonstrated…how the intensity of that conflict has been. It actually has been at that level for a good while, but we got used to it and put it aside,” he stated.
Defying warnings and threats of aggression from China, Pelosi landed in Taiwan final Tuesday, making her the highest-profile elected US official to visit the nation in 25 years.
This transfer, in accordance to her, is an “unequivocal statement that America stands with Taiwan.”
China’s rage over Pelosi’s Taiwan visit stems from its declare that the self-ruled island is a component of its territory.
As a consequence, the Asian superpower has since launched live-fire army drills and commerce curbs in opposition to Taiwan.
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