Nancy Pelosi begins controversial visit to Taiwan amid tensions with China
US house speaker Nancy Pelosi has arrived in Taiwan amid soaring tensions between the US and Chinese governments. Pelosi became the highest ranking US official to visit the self-governed island in 25 years. China has however sent numerous stern warnings including the threat of a military response. Hua Chunying, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson warned the US against allowing Pelosi to visit, saying Washington would ‘pay the price’ for the trip.