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Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan draws Beijing’s scorn but bipartisan support

GS paper 2

Syllabus: Bilateral, regional and global grouping and agreements involving or affecting India, China-Taiwan issue etc


Source: Indian Express


  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan, casting aside private warnings from the Biden administration about the risk that her high-profile diplomatic visit could stoke a new crisis in Asia and immediately prompting a sharp response from the Chinese government.


Current Affairs

 One-China Principle:

  • This means that the nations who want to have diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China(PRC) have to recognize the PRC but not the ROC as China, breaking the relations with ROC.
  • Simultaneously, China evolved as a multi-party democracy alongside the reformation of its economic system.
  • Since then, the two countries became economically entangled and continuously competing.


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China-Taiwan relations


Practice Questions:

Q. China is using its economic relations and positive trade surplus as tools to develop potential military power status in Asia’. In the light of this statement, discuss its impact on India as her neighbour. (UPSC 2017)


Which of the following countries claims the South China Sea?

  1. Brunei
  2. Taiwan
  3. Indonesia
  4. Malaysia

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

  • 1, 2 and 3 only
  • 2 and 4 only
  • 2 only
  • 1, 2, 3 and 4

Ans: (d)