Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is going to Taiwan —and the Chinese media is furious.
News of Nancy’s Taiwan trip made the rounds Monday morning, prompting Chinese-affiliated media personalities to further condemn the Speaker’s trip, issuing a whole new wave of threats.
“Let her go to Taiwan. But pray before departure: wish herself a safe journey and wish herself not be defined by history as a sinner who starts a spiral of escalation process expanding military frictions to a large-scale war in the Taiwan Strait,” the former Global Times chief editor said.
From Fox News:
Hu Xijin previously suggested that China shoot down Pelosi’s plane if she goes to Taiwan.
Prior to Pelosi’s departure for Asia, the Pentagon moved the USS Ronald Reagan and a strike group from Singapore to the South China Sea, although the aircraft carrier had been there prior to its short stay in Singapore.
Pelosi is traveling with a House delegation that includes Democratic Reps. Gregory Meeks of New York, Mark Takano of California, Suzan DelBene of Washington, Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois and Andy Kim of New Jersey.