📹| Warplanes of the US Navy are flying near Taiwan. ▪️Very harsh statements from China continue to come before US House of Representatives Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan ▪️Tension in the region has risen to its highest level. pic.twitter.com/9AzZGQ3QPy
US House Speaker Nancy #Pelosi office officially announced her itinerary to Asia on Sunday. It said Pelosi will lead a Congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific region, including visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, China’s #Taiwan was not mentioned. pic.twitter.com/AK6X0lm8OU
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit Asian countries including Singapore and Japan in her trip to the region, according to a statement from her office that skipped any mention of a possible stopover in Taiwan.
Pelosi will lead a congressional delegation that will also visit Malaysia and South Korea, according to a statement on Sunday. The trip will focus on mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific region, it said.
Reports that her travel would include a stop in Taiwan had sparked a furious reaction in China, which regards the self-governing island as part of its territory. Beijing has warned there will be consequences if Pelosi visits, including a defense ministry statement that implied China might use military force in response.
Back in April, Pelosi threatened to go to Taiwan but canceled after claiming she tested positive for covid. It appears she has canceled her trip again.