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Pelosi to Meet Taiwan Leader as China Opens Military Drills

  • Speaker says visit shows ‘unwavering’ US commitment to Taiwan
  • China says it’s begun series of military drills near island
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the highest-ranking American politician to visit Taiwan in 25 years, prompting China to announce economic retaliation and its most provocative military drills near the island in decades.

Pelosi was set to hold a joint news briefing with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen at 10:53 a.m. Wednesday in Taipei, after speaking with legislative representatives. The California Democrat said she had “come in peace for the region,” following comments upon her arrival Tuesday night that her visit “in no way contradicts longstanding United States policy” and that Washington opposes “unilateral efforts to change the status quo.”