Sen. Shaheen Says China is Using Speaker Pelosi’s Visit as ‘an Excuse’ to Lash Out Against Taiwan

‘It sort of reminds me of Politics 101’


SHAHEEN: “You know, it sort of reminds me of politics 101. When things aren’t going well at home, you find an enemy and you try to ramp up opposition to that enemy as a way the make people forget they’re not happy with President Xi’s Covid policies in China. That the economy is not growing as fast as people were expecting. And he’s got his big political conference coming up where he’s hoping to get a third term this fall. He’s trying to do everything he can to bring the Chinese people behind him and his policies. And unfortunately, what we’re seeing is an effort, I think he used Speaker Pelosi’s trip as an excuse. They had had those drills and exercises. They’ve been working on those for a long period of time. They didn’t just come together this week.”


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