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Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip Is Already an International Incident

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still planning on taking a trip to Taiwan despite China’s stern warnings that doing so could provoke an unspecified but major response and a distinct lack of enthusiasm about the idea from President Biden.

Pelosi is scheduled to visit the island in August as part of a broader Asia tour after having postponed a previously planned April trip because of the pandemic. She would be the first House Speaker to go to Taiwan since Newt Gingrich in 1997. Although many other government officials have made the trip since 2018, after Donald Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act, an appearance by a U.S. politician of Pelosi’s stature would mark a major event — even if she hasn’t been clear about her reasons for traveling there in an unofficial capacity.

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