- Congressional delegations have been visiting Taiwan for decades, and they will continue to do so. The visits to Taiwan by members of Congress are fully in line with our longstanding one-China policy, Price said.
In his opinion, Beijing's reaction to the visit of Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi was "too sharp." We are talking about China's response exercises near the island.
“We made it clear that we did not intend to escalate the situation, and that there was no reason for the crisis,” Price said.
On the eve of the island was visited by a delegation of the US Congress led by Senator Ed Markey to Taiwan. The Chinese state newspaper Global Times accused Washington of repeating the provocation to keep the situation tense. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin urged the United States to abide by the "one China principle," stressing that Beijing intends to resolutely defend its interests and sovereignty.