The European Union began preparations for a possible escalation between China and the United States

Speaker of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi, during her Asian tour visiting Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, may also fly to Taiwan. According to the publication Politico, the situation in the Asia-Pacific region is being closely monitored in the European Union.

Pelosi's visit to Taiwan will seriously aggravate relations between Beijing and Washington. China considers Taiwan to be its territory, and a visit to the "rebellious island" by the speaker of the US Congress will be considered a violation of the principles of "one China" and the country's territorial integrity. Washington actually supports the separatist aspirations of Taipei.

At the same time, Chinese government departments announced the possibility of a military response to provocations by the United States.

According to an unnamed European diplomat, NATO is not yet worried about the situation in the Taiwan area. However, a possible escalation of tensions between China and the United States will divert public attention from the Ukrainian events, which Kyiv and Brussels would like to avoid, so the European Union began preparing for such a scenario.

Earlier, the Chinese newspaper Global Times reported that Nancy Pelosi's plane could land in Taiwan "under false pretenses", citing lack of fuel or technical problems. Meanwhile, according to GT, the liner in this case will be allowed to land in Hainan province or other areas of mainland China, but not in Taiwan.
  • Used photographs: Ministry of Defense of the People's Republic of China
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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 1 August 2022 22: 59
    An interesting "litmus test" whether or not Pelosi will fly to Taiwan. The indicator on which you can build a totalizator. But for now, this is mouse fuss, but someday it will develop into more serious confrontations and showdowns with rolled up sleeves. Here, "whoever blinks first", he surrenders ....
  2. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 2 August 2022 00: 15
    Today they are waiting for Pelosi on the island. It seems that for the Chinese, an option would be to close the sky after the arrival of Pelosi. So that she could not leave the island, she was afraid to take off. Close up sky over and around taiwan. Let him sit on the island for a couple of days, a week.

    The US will have to respond. An attempt to escort fighters is an invasion of China's airspace, because. the island is China. If she just brazenly takes off, then China can scare the plane, fly up close, take a picture of her face in the window, this would be enough for a worthy response to her visit.

    It seems that old Pelosi, looking at her young assistants, was so sad that she decided to leave the world in flames after herself.
  3. Expert_Analyst_Forecaster 2 August 2022 04: 08
    The European Union has begun preparations for a possible escalation between China and the United States.

    As always, no facts. It's just that "news" is sucked out of some kind of "finger".
    I think that readers will be intrigued by this "news": Brazil has begun preparations for a likely escalation between China and the United States. Or BRICS has begun preparations for a likely escalation between China and the US.
    How easy it is to find "news" in our world.