lørdag 4. desember 2021

Nancy Pelosi Letter Backs Taiwan as Political Pressure From China Mounts

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reaffirmed Washington's "unshakable bonds" with Taiwan in a letter to her counterpart in Taipei on Thursday, as the country hosted a democracy forum amid mounting political and military pressure from China. Taiwan's Legislative Speaker, You Si-kun, who was recently blacklisted by the Chinesegovernment, shared the contents of the letter on Facebook before opening the two-day Open Parliament Forum, aimed at democratic governance and responses to COVID-19.

In her letter, Pelosi said the promotion of "pro-democracy parliaments" are essential for advancing shared values and interests between Taiwan and the U.S.

"The United States of American continues to stand with Taiwan, and we remain steadfast in our commitment to uphold the freedom, security and human rights of the people of Taiwan," Pelosi wrote. "As we strive to deepen our unshakable bonds, the United States Congresslooks forward to promoting peace and progress between the United States, Taiwan, and the rest of the world."