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China Repeats Military Would Take Action If Pelosi Visits Taiwan

  • Taiwan media speculate she may visit as soon as Tuesday
  • Beijing says military ‘won’t sit idly by’ if trip goes ahead
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China again warned that its military would take action if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi makes a landmark visit to Taiwan, as speculation mounted in Taipei that she could arrive there as soon as Tuesday.

The People’s Liberation Army “won’t sit idly by” if Pelosi visited Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Monday, echoing similar comments made by the Defense Ministry last week.