Pelosi Steps Off Plane for Landmark Taiwan Visit

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▶️ U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taipei on Tuesday night, becoming the highest-ranking American official to visit the self-ruled island that is claimed by China in 25 years. 👉 A U.S. congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed late Tuesday in Taiwan, despite warnings by China, which has threatened a military response to the visit. “Our Congressional delegation’s visit to Taiwan honors America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant Democracy,” Pelosi said in a statement issued after her arrival. “Our visit is one of several Congressional delegations to Taiwan – and it in no way contradicts longstanding United States policy,” she added. Pelosi is expected to meet Wednesday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and other senior lawmakers, according to local media reports. For weeks, media reports have speculated about whether Pelosi, a prominent China critic, would go ahead with the Taiwan stop as part of a wider Asia tour. China has warned the visit would be an unacceptable violation of what it sees as its sovereignty over the self-ruled island. » Subscribe to VOA News: » Watch more VOA News video: Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER:
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