Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was a blatant provocation against regional peace, say African experts
Published on 20.8.2022
News Cameroon reports : By visiting the Chinese region of Taiwan, Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the United States House of Representatives, has exacerbated tensions in the strait. In the eyes of African experts, this act of madness, which flagrantly and provocatively violates China’s sovereignty, threatens peace in the Asian region.
For political scientist Mathias Eric Owona Nguini, vice-president of the University of Yaoundé I, this visit violated the agreement between the two world powers and made relations even colder. “On the cultural and historical elements of the debate, there is no possible discussion (…): Taiwan, like Hong Kong and Macao, is part of China”, he underlined.
Charles Fon Abi, secretary general of the Institute of International Relations of Cameroon, for his part judged that the visit was not well received by the international community and that it threatened peace in the world.
“Taiwan is part of China, but when an important American politician goes to Taiwan without China’s consent, it’s an international problem. We must apply all the rules of international relations for peace in the world,” he pleaded.
According to Tunisian political scientist Jomai Gasmi, the United States and other outside forces have intervened in the Taiwan issue with a view to profit.
This trip to Taiwan is only a violation of international conventions, the fact that Taiwan is part of China being recognized by the international community, including the United States, denounced Guillaume Moumouni, Beninese research professor at the University of Abomey-Calavi. From a political point of view, we can see in this visit by Nancy Pelosi a provocation whose motivations should be understood, he continued.
For Henry Okello Oryem, Ugandan Secretary of State for International Affairs, this visit has a negative impact on Sino-American relations, as well as on peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait. The West, especially the United States, should stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, he said.