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Monday, August 01, 2022

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan as part of her tour of Asia, according to a senior Taiwanese government official and a US official, despite warnings from Biden administration officials, who are worried about China's response to such a high-profile visit.

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Good.

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-08-01 04:03 PM | Reply

Fasten your seatbelt. It's going to be a bumpy night

#2 | Posted by jakester at 2022-08-01 05:08 PM | Reply

Dumb. And Egotistical.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-08-01 10:14 PM | Reply

She has to go to Taiwan. Backing down would show weakness to the communist Chinese dictatorship.

#4 | Posted by willowby at 2022-08-01 10:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It always struck me how much the relationship between mainland China and Taiwan is like that of an insecure, angry ex who's always threatening to beat up and rape his ex-girlfriend if she sees anyone else or tells anyone they're not together anymore.

In fact, I'll always associate it with one time I was sitting in a Chinese restaurant one time and saw a Chinese couple sitting next to me. I noticed she had bruises on her face, and something didn't seem right. The guy noticed me looking at them out of the corner his eye. He started becoming visibly angry, and she tried to calm him down with a worried look on her face.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-08-01 10:53 PM | Reply

It always struck me how much the relationship between mainland China and Taiwan is like that of an insecure, angry ex

Kinda like the US and Cuba?

Gingrich went to Taiwan when China was strong.

A richer, stronger China warns Pelosi not to visit Taiwan
In 1997, Beijing grumbled but swallowed its irritation when then-Speaker Newt Gingrich of the U.S. House of Representatives visited Taiwan
abcnews.go.com

Things change.

#6 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-08-01 11:37 PM | Reply


She has to go to Taiwan. Backing down would show weakness to the communist Chinese dictatorship.
#4 | POSTED BY WILLOWBY

I just wonder what the Biden administration was thinking when releasing the news before Pelosi did.

#7 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-08-01 11:39 PM | Reply

" Kinda like the US and Cuba? "

That was before my time, but the parallels seem weak and tenuous at best. The US and Cuba were never together as part of the same country. Mainland Americans don't go around saying Cuba was, is and will be part of the USA'. The government of Cuba has never claimed to be nor was ever recognized as the "Real" USA, based on a previous U.S. government retreating to Cuba after a civil war.

#8 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-08-02 06:44 AM | Reply

You're forgetting "Remember the Maine".

Dumn@ss.

#9 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-02 01:51 PM | Reply

39 - the USS Maine was sunk by events precipitated by spontaneous combustion in her coal hold. Journalists of the day exaggerated and embellished the event to make the public believe the Spanish had sunk her. The sinking of the Maine was not the impetus for the Spanish American war, but American opinion fueled by yellow journalism set the mood for it.

#10 | Posted by jakester at 2022-08-02 03:34 PM | Reply

8 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

Distinctions without differences.

US did not want Russia on it's doorstep.

Much like China doesn't want the US on it's.

Things are fine until we start putting weapons there.

#11 | Posted by oneironaut at 2022-08-02 05:28 PM | Reply

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