No justification for ‘aggressive military activity’ in Taiwan: G7 to China after Pelosi’s visit

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The foreign ministers of G7 called for “preserving peace and stability” in Taiwanafter the visit to the island of the president of the United States Congress, Nancy Pelosi, that unleashed tensions between the US and China.

“There is no justification for using a visit as a pretext for aggressive military activity”, declared the group in a statement, while stressing that the visits by foreign delegations are “normal and routine”.

The diplomats expressed concern about “the threatening actions recent and announced” from China, “particularly the live fire exercises and economic coercion, who are at risk of a unnecessary climbing”.

This Wednesday, the Taiwan Ministry of Defense reported that 27 Chinese warplanes entered the defense zone island aerial.

Chinese too stopped several agricultural imports from Taiwan as it claims the island’s territory as its own amid a dispute over its autonomy.

Faced with this, the foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as the High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, urged “maintain international orderl” and use “peaceful ways to resolve the differences.

Pelosi landed Tuesday in Taipei, Taiwan, as part of her tour of the Indo-Pacific region, which includes stops in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan.

During it, he visited President Tsai Ing-weny, and assured that the trip to the island “honors the America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant democracy”.

Given this, China accused the United States of having violated international agreements and meddle in ainternal matter”. Also, he assured that any countermeasure will be justified and EU should be responsible of the serious consequences that there could be.

China believes that visits by US representatives to Taiwan, a self governed island claimed by Beijing, send an encouraging signal to the pro-independence camp on the island.

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