Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is expected to depart for Asia on Friday. All eyes are watching as Nancy weighs whether or not to visit Taiwan after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ominous warning.
“Those who play with fire will perish by it,” Xi told President Biden in a phone call on Thursday.
According to Fox News, Pelosi’s office has declined to provide information about the trip. Pelosi also declined to comment on her travel plans during her Friday press conference, saying it would be a security risk.
From Fox News:
Pelosi planned to visit Taiwan in April, which would have made her the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the island since 1997, but was forced to cancel the trip after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Pelosi has not officially rescheduled the trip, but rumors say she still intends on going after saying last week it is “important for us to show support for Taiwan.”
The People’s Republic of China has long claimed sovereignty over Taiwan and the Taiwan Strait, the relatively narrow strip of ocean between the island of Taiwan and the Chinese mainland. The Chinese military has frequently sent planes into the area, testing Taiwan’s air defense zone.
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