Nancy Pelosi is expected to land in Taiwan late on Tuesday, according to local news reports, in a visit that would test U.S.-China relations
U.S. House speaker’s potential trip—not confirmed—would be the highest-level visit in 25 years by an American official to the island
China warned the U.S. it “will not sit idly” if Pelosi visits the island, located 100 miles off China’s coast, which it claims under its “One China Principle”
U.S. has formal diplomatic relations with China, but not Taiwan, yet has what it terms a “robust, unofficial relationship” with the self-governing island
Joe Biden has said the U.S. would intervene militarily if China were to invade.
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