ASEAN SUMMIT – ASEAN warns of ‘miscalculation, unpredictable consequences’ over Taiwan

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Tensions in the Taiwan Strait could cause “miscalculation, serious confrontation, open conflicts and unpredictable consequences,” the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) warned Thursday.

In a joint statement released during the 10-member bloc’s foreign ministers summit in Phnom Penh, which includes other countries such as China and the United States, ASEAN expressed its concern for “international and regional volatility” after the visit to Taiwan on Wednesday of United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the retaliation of China, although the text did not name these events explicitly.