Tensions in the Taiwan Strait are spiking in the wake of the visit this week of Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, to Taiwan.
Her visit was not without precedent nor did it signal a shift in U.S. policy toward China. The Beijing government is furious nevertheless, denouncing the visit in strident language and promising countermeasures to ensure that no one gets the wrong idea.
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Source: The Japan Times