After the trip of the US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who set foot in Taiwan after 25 years, there was a report on Taiwan’s largest social media platform PTT, claiming that the government paid a significant amount of money to the US side for this trip. article published.
According to the post, Gephardt Group Consulting, a public relations firm based in Washington DC, has allegedly lobbied for Taiwan leader Tsai Ying Wen since 2018 to influence Pelosi and her surroundings. Taiwan allegedly paid a total of US$ 3.15 million to 16 commissions between 2018 and 2022, while details of the payments were shared in the form of a document.
NO RESPONSE FROM TAIWAN
Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied that Pelosi was paid, stating that the document released today is fabricated and the signatures are fake. The ministry stated that all kinds of fake news are deliberately shared by malicious people to slander the government and its visitors.
The ministry also shared the information that the US government paid the bill for Pelosi’s visit and that her itinerary was arranged by the American Institute in Taiwan. The Taiwanese government has warned the public not to succumb to the cognitive war waged by foreign powers.