The exit of Jean-Luc Mélenchon on the “provocation” of the United States, in Taiwan, caused a series of criticisms on the left, opening a breach within the New union popular ecological and social, born at the time of the elections legislative.
The head of LFI, and unsuccessful presidential candidate, described Thursday as a “provocation” the visit of the speaker of the American House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, which had provoked a strong reaction from Beijing.
The leader of La France insoumise affirmed, moreover, that “there is only one China” and that “Taiwan is an integral component of China”, using a term defended by the Beijing regime but denied by the Taipei authorities.
Mélenchon accuses the United States of wanting to “open a new front”
“The Chinese will settle the problem among themselves. There is no other reasonable outcome possible”, had inserted Jean-Luc Mélenchon, who accuses the United States of wanting “to open a new front”.
Thursday evening, the Chinese embassy in France had thanked, in a tweet, Jean-Luc Mélenchon, “for his constant support for the policy of one China”.
Friday, on BFMTV, Julien Bayou, national secretary of Europe Écologie-Les Verts (EELV), an allied party of LFI within the Nupes, denounced “a fairly dated vision” and “a real cynicism in terms of geopolitics” of from Jean-Luc Mélenchon.
“Ultimately, anything hostile to the United States is fine, on principle. This old idea that the enemies of my enemies are my friends… But I find that absolutely dated”, he developed.
Mélenchon spoke of “provocation” when democratic Ukraine defended itself in Donbass against authoritarian Russia.
And speaks of “provocation” of #Taiwan when… this country acts freely against China.
A democratic country is necessarily a “provocation” for a dictatorship.
— Julien Bayou (@julienbayou) August 5, 2022
“The right of peoples to self-determination would be less serious when it’s China that can offend. That is not understandable, ”insisted the deputy from Paris.
A “questionable” visit
Still within the left alliance Nupes (LFI, PS, EELV and PCF), the deputy and boss of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure, judged, on Twitter, that if “the opportunity of Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan is questionable, the desire of Taiwanese to live in a democracy is not.
The opportunity of N.Pelosi’s visit to #Taiwan is debatable, the desire of the Taiwanese to live in a democracy is not.
— Olivier Faure (@faureolivier) August 5, 2022
“We have the allies we deserve”, for her part quipped the MEP LREM / Renaissance Nathalie Loiseau, Friday, in a tweet, relaying in a second the remarks which she considered “scandalous” from the ambassador. from China, Lu Shaye, in an interview on BFMTV, during which he defended the “reunification” of Taiwan and then the “re-education” of the Taiwanese.
Jean-Luc Mélenchon has, unsurprisingly, received the support of his troops, including MP Manuel Bompard, who believes that Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has “poured oil on the fire” vis-à-vis of China, arguing that “international law today supports the concept of what is called one China.
China sanctions against Nancy Pelosi
Beijing responded Thursday to Nancy Pelosi’s visit by launching the most important military maneuvers in its history around Taiwan, with a series of missiles that flew over the island, before falling for the first time in the Economic Zone. Exclusive (EEZ) of Japan.
Twenty-two Chinese warplanes briefly entered the Taiwanese air defense zone, according to the Taiwanese defense minister.
On Friday, Beijing also announced “to impose sanctions” on Nancy Pelosi, who has “seriously interfered in the internal affairs of China”, as well as to her “close family”, and to end cooperation with the United States on multiple files.
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