With her visit to democratic Taiwan, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has added a new chapter to her decadeslong history of confronting China, raising Sino-U.S. tensions to new heights in the process.
The move has angered the Chinese government, condemning the visit as “maliciously infringing on China’s sovereignty” and announcing a series of missile tests and military drills encircling self-ruled Taiwan, which Beijing claims is part of its inherent territory.
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Source: The Japan Times