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Pelosi’s Taiwan Ambiguity Has China Fuming Ahead of Biden Call

  • August trip would come just days after Biden-Xi phone call
  • China says it is getting ‘seriously prepared’ to respond
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China Fuming Ahead of Biden-Xi Call
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s staff and security officials aren’t ruling out plans for her to visit Taiwan in early August on a trip that has already stoked more US-China tensions.

No final decision has been made about stopping in Taiwan during a trip to Asia next month, according to a person familiar with the details, but if it happens it would come within days of an expected call between President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Beijing has been warning Pelosi not to be the first sitting speaker since Newt Gingrich to visit the self-governing island, which it considers part of its territory.