Pelosi calls on China to ‘immediately’ stop firing missiles near Taiwan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said Beijing will fail to isolate Taiwan as she demands Chinese missile launches into the sea near Taipei stop “immediately”.

Driving the news: Pelosi made the comments in Tokyo as she wrapped up her congressional delegation trip to Asia, which included a visit to Taiwan that sparked China’s live ammunition drills on Thursday. Japanese officials reported that several missiles had landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

What they say : pelosi said Beijing had tried to isolate Taipei with actions such as opposing the World Health Organization granting recognition to Taiwan.

  • “The Chinese went on strike, probably using our visit as an excuse,” she said.
  • “They may try to prevent Taiwan from visiting or participating in other places, but they won’t isolate Taiwan,” Pelosi said. “They don’t do our travel schedule, the Chinese government doesn’t do that.”

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said during his meeting with Pelosi in Tokyo that China’s military exercise was a “serious problem” as officials believed five ballistic missiles had landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone.

Rollback: overseas from china the minister said a day before Thursday’s live ammunition drills that surrounded Taiwan that Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was a “farce” and that those “who offend China will surely be punished.”

The context: The ruling Chinese Communist Party considers the democratically run island a breakaway province.

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with new details.

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