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US Speaker Pelosi leaves Taiwan after controversial visit

US Speaker Pelosi leaves Taiwan after controversial visit

3rd August 2022 US Speaker Pelosi in Taiwan 3rd August 2022 The United States House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, departed Taiwan on Wednesday, ending a controversial landmark visit that Beijing responded to with threats and military drills.Related News Despite China’s warnings, US Speaker Pelosi arrives Taiwan US will defend Taiwan militarily if attacked - Biden US speaker Pelosi tests positive for COVID-19 But Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said the island of 23 million would not be cowed.As it hosted Pelosi, Taiwan struck a defiant tone, with a furious China gearing up for military exercises dangerously close to the island’s shores in retaliation for the visit.“In the current struggle surrounding Pelosi’s Taiwan visit, the United States are the provocateurs.

Pelosi, second in line to the presidency, is the highest-profile elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years.“Facing deliberately heightened military threats, Taiwan will not back down.

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