“USA provocation”: Jean-Luc Mélenchon denounces Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

In a note published on his blog on August 3, the leader of rebellious France Jean-Luc Mélenchon called the trip of the speaker of the United States House of Representatives to Taiwan a “provocation”, saying that he “there is only one China”, in a context of strong tensions between Taipei, Beijing and Washington.

Questioning the meaning of Nancy Pelosi’s initiative taken as part of an Asian tour and considered by Beijing as a provocation – which led her to organize military maneuvers around the island – Jean-Luc Mélenchon evokes a “provocation of the USA”, which could be “heavy with consequences”. “For the French since 1965 and General de Gaulle, there is only one China,” he recalled, referring to the period when Paris recognized the People’s Republic (in 1964, more precisely ), pointing out that only mainland China sits on the Security Council.

Therefore, “Taiwan is a full-fledged component of China”, continues the Insoumis, who believes that “the Chinese will solve the problem between them” and that “there is no other reasonable outcome possible” . Accusing the United States of wanting to “open a new front”, the former presidential candidate adds that it is imperative “to refuse to condone war on China to satisfy the views of the United States”, whatever ” the scope and level of criticism that can be leveled at the Chinese government”. Currently on tour in Latin America, Jean-Luc Mélenchon also reaffirms in his text his attachment to the principle of “non-alignment” which he would like to see adopted by French diplomacy.

Following the publication of this note, the Chinese Embassy in France thanked in a tweet Jean-Luc Mélenchon “for his constant support for the policy of one China”.

L’Insoumis has held a constant line on this subject and had declared last year to refuse “the cold war with China”, about a proposal for a resolution in the National Assembly in favor of Taiwan’s participation in the work. international organizations.

Beijing has launched major military maneuvers around Taiwan in recent days, with the Chinese military launching a series of missiles that flew over Taiwan before falling for the first time in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), while about 20 Chinese fighter jets briefly entered the Taiwanese air defense zone. For Beijing, supported by Moscow, these maneuvers are “a necessary and legitimate measure” after Nancy Pelosi’s visit. On August 5, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken castigated these operations by China around Taiwan, describing them in turn as “provocations” which represent “a significant escalation” of tensions in the area. The head of American diplomacy affirmed that there was “no pretext” to initiate exercises in the Taiwan Strait.


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