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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Japan on Thursday for the final stop on her Asian tour, following a visit to Taiwan that incensed China.
A visit to Taiwan by the US House of Representatives’ Nancy Pelosi would put pressure on China to respond militarily. But Beijing will be careful to not trigger direct military confrontation with the US, say experts.
USHouse of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was set to kick-off a tour of four Asian countries on Monday in Singapore amid intense speculation that she may risk the wrath of Beijing by also…
There has been no mention of Taiwan as a port of call on the congressional delegation’s visit to the Indo-Pacific region. US-China tensions are running high over reports Pelosi would visit the self-ruled island.
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a Congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific region, including visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan,” her office said in a press release. “The trip will focus on mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific region”, it added.
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