China denounces Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her entourage visiting Taiwan. (Source: instagram/speakerpelosi)

Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island demonstrated Washington’s full support for Taiwan. They believe it will strengthen relations between Taiwan and the United States in all areas of cooperation.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan’s capital Taipei on Tuesday (2/8). Her presence marks a significant support for Taiwan despite threats of retaliation from China.

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A Taiwanese official said Pelosi is expected to stay overnight in Taipei. Her visit to Taiwan was not on the itinerary of her congressional visit to Asia, but it had been discussed in the weeks ahead of her trip. (un)