Day: August 6, 2022
US secretary Blinken said there was “no justification” for the exercises launched by Beijing in response to a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. China fired ballistic missiles and deployed fighter jets and warships around Taiwan, declaring multiple no-go danger zones in some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.
A few Democrats in the US Congress have begun to voice what many have mulled privately: whether President Joe Biden, the oldest person to ever occupy the Oval Office, ought to choose retirement over re-election in 2024.With his approval rating at 38% – and having held below 50% since May – the 79-year-old Biden has been damaged by bruising inflation and voter worries that he will not be able to meet the demands of the presidency in 2025.
The White House said on Friday that the United States had nothing to rectify regarding U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan, following demands from Beijing that Washington fix its “mistakes.”