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Pelosi Vows US Won’t Abandon Taiwan in Face of China Threats

  • House speaker meets Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei
  • China announces military drills to protest high-level US visit
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WATCH: Pelosi pledged that the US wouldn’t abandon Taiwan, reaffirming support for the democratically elected government in Taipei. Source: Bloomberg
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pledged that the US wouldn’t abandon Taiwan, reaffirming American support for the democratically elected government in Taipei despite threats of fresh trade curbs and military actions by Beijing. 

Pelosi made her comments on Wednesday during a Presidential Office ceremony with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen. The California Democrat’s arrival in Taiwan late Tuesday made her the highest-ranking US official to visit in a quarter century, and the most high-profile success in Tsai’s six-year drive to attract greater foreign support and reduce reliance on China.