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Palace: PH ‘closely monitoring’ China’s actions amid Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 04:14 PM August 03, 2022
Pelosi visits Taiwan PH watching China's actions

Visiting US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (L) and Taiwanese Parliament Vice Speaker Tsai Chi-chang (R) wave to journalists during her arrival at the Parliament in Taipei on August 3, 2022. (Photo by Sam Yeh / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is “closely monitoring” China’s actions following the visit of United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.

Press Secretary Trixie Cruz-Angeles said the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Department of Foreign Affairs “are closely monitoring the situation as they would in any other similar circumstance.”

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“On matters of international relations, reactions are studied. We don’t make knee-jerk reactions because they could adversely affect international relations,” she said in a Palace briefing when asked for a reaction to the situation.

Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Tuesday evening, defying a string of increasingly stark warnings and threats from China that have sent tensions between the world’s two superpowers soaring.

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China’s military earlier vowed to launch “targeted military actions” in response to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, adding it was on “high alert.”

Pelosi is the highest-profile elected US official to visit the island in 25 years.

Cruz-Angeles also declined to comment on the appeal of Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian for the Philippines to “strictly abide” by the One-China policy.

“There is no reaction. Usually, when it’s a matter of international relations, we take time to study the matter and do not react immediately. Loose words might affect relationships and [they’re] very difficult to rebuild,”  she said.

“So we will take our cue from the Department of Foreign Affairs if such a reaction is even warranted,” she added.

The Philippines does not have diplomatic ties with Taiwan in deference to the One-China policy.

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