Newt Gingrich Responds to Pelosi’s Trip to Taiwan, Calls Chinese Threats a ‘Bluff’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) threats in response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) trip to Taiwan are merely posturing.
Speaking to Fox News, Gingrich said a similar scenario unfolded in 1997 when he visited both China and Taiwan. He was the last speaker to visit the self-governing island country.
At the time, CCP officials invited Gingrich to deliver speeches in Beijing and Shanghai but their rhetoric changed when he mentioned visiting Taiwan. For decades, the CCP has claimed Taiwan is its territory despite it being a functionally democratic and independent state since 1949.
Gingrich, a Republican, said that a deal was made for him to visit China to deliver speeches before visiting Japan and then Taiwan. He said the agreement was made in such a way that he wouldn’t directly go from China to Taiwan….

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