US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan despite warnings from China | DW News
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan on Tuesday in an unannounced visit that comes despite strong warnings of repercussions from China. She is the highest-ranking US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years.
In a statement, the 82-year-old lawmaker said the US delegation’s visit to the self-governed island “honors America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant democracy.”
Pelosi’s arrival sparked swift criticism from Beijing, with the Chinese Foreign Ministry saying China will “take all necessary measures to resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.” Foreign Minister Wang Yi said US politicians who “play with fire” on the Taiwan issue will “come to no good end.” Beijing considers Taiwan to be a renegade province of China.
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