Nancy Pelosi says US won't let China 'separate' Taiwan

Nancy Pelosi says US won't let China 'separate' Taiwan

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday that the United States will "not permit" China to detach Taiwan.

Pelosi offered the remarks in a visit to Japan's capital, following an excursion to Taiwan that enraged Beijing.

What did Pelosi say?

"They might attempt to hold Taiwan back from visiting or partaking in different spots, yet they won't separate Taiwan by forestalling us to go there," Pelosi said following discussions with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo.

"We had undeniable level visits, representatives in the spring, the bi-sectarian way, proceeding with visits, and we won't permit them to disconnect Taiwan," the US official said.

Pelosi said that her visits to Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan were "not tied in with changing business as usual."

"We have said from the very outset that our portrayal here isn't tied in with changing the norm here in Asia, changing the state of affairs in Taiwan," she expressed, answering allegations that her excursion showed that the US upholds Taiwan's freedom.

"It is about the Taiwan Relations Act, US-China strategy, every one of the bits of regulation and arrangements that have laid out what our relationship is. To find harmony in the Taiwan Strait and have business as usual win."