US House of Representatives Speaker McCarthy's office confirmed that McCarthy will meet with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, who is transiting through the US, at the Reagan Presidential Library in California on the 5th.
[Instant News/Comprehensive Report] The office of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy (Kevin McCarthy), confirmed that on the 5th, McCarthy will meet with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who is transiting through the United States on his return trip, at the Reagan Presidential Library in California. The Los Angeles consulate stated that the meeting between the two would "greatly hurt the national feelings of the 1.4 billion Chinese people".
According to Agence France-Presse, after the news that President Tsai Ing-wen will meet with Speaker of the US House of Representatives McCarthy in California, the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles issued a statement stating that they should not "repeat the catastrophic mistakes of the past" to meet with Tsai Ing-wen, saying that regardless of McCarthy Meeting Tsai Ing-wen in any capacity will greatly hurt the feelings of the 1.4 billion Chinese people, send a serious wrong signal to Taiwan independence forces, affect the political foundation of Sino-US relations, and further damage the relationship between Beijing and Washington.
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The so-called "repetition of past catastrophic mistakes" by the Chinese Consulate in Los Angeles means that former House Speaker Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, but regarding the meeting between McCarthy and Tsai Ing-wen, White House National Security Council (NSC) spokesperson and strategic communications coordinator Ke John Kirby has emphasized in advance that China has no reason to overreact to this.
If the itinerary remains unchanged, this will be the first meeting between a Taiwanese president and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on U.S. soil, and it will also be the highest-level face-to-face meeting between a Taiwanese president in the U.S. since the U.S. and China established diplomatic relations in 1979.