China has no legal claim to Taiwan

By Charles Camp (August 18, 2022, 5:48 PM EDT) – On August 2, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and a congressional delegation arrived in Taiwan and sent shockwaves through the whole world.[1]

Pelosi’s trip, which marked the first visit by an American speaker to Taiwan in 25 years, was met with swift opposition from the People’s Republic of China.[2]

In response to Pelosi’s trip, the PRC launched military exercises near Taiwan and implemented a series of economic sanctions.[3] China’s Foreign Ministry condemned the trip and said it “seriously undermines” China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.[4] Unlike when former House Speaker Newt Gingrich visited Taiwan in 1997, today the PRC…

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