House Speaker Nancy Pelosi meets leaders in Taiwan despite fierce warnings from China

by 24britishtvAug. 3, 2022, 8 a.m. 19
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Taiwan is on high alert as Nancy Pelosi touched down on the island to a storm of Chinese threats and military manoeuvres. The speaker of the US House of Representatives landed in Taipei at 10.45pm local time (3.45pm BST), becoming the highest-profile American official to visit in 25 years. The 82-year-old said ahead of the visit that her trip, which was only confirmed at the last minute in the face of fierce opposition from Beijing, showed “America’s solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan... as the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy”. Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/08/02/chinese-warplanes-fly-beijing-warns-us-will-pay-price-nancy/ Subscribe to The Telegraph with our special offer: just £1 for 3 months. Start your free trial now: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/customer/subscribe/digitalsub/3for1/?WT.mc_id=tmgoff_pvid_conversion-subscription_editorial-iniative_03-22_EGW-13_organic_youtube Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK's best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.

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