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China Getting ‘Seriously Prepared’ for Pelosi Visit to Taiwan

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China Fuming Ahead of Biden-Xi Call

China said it was getting “seriously prepared” for the possibility that Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan in the coming weeks, underscoring the risk of a showdown between Washington and Beijing over a trip by the US House speaker. 

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the comment in response to a Financial Times report that Beijing had privately issued warnings about the planned trip that were “significantly stronger” than past threats. Zhao didn’t elaborate on China’s preparations for the trip, which would be the first delegation by someone in that role in 25 years.