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Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan highlights America’s incoherent strategy

The Economist
Wed, 03 Aug 2022

Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan highlights America’s incoherent strategy
Nancy Pelosi, seen here on Monday in Singapore. (Image: Getty)
The Economist
Wed, 03 Aug 2022
One way to view Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan is as a bold assertion of principle. China has taken to bullying countries that maintain even the most innocent ties with the island, which it claims. Lithuania, population 2.6 million, has felt China’s wrath for simply allowing Taiwan to open an office with an official-sounding name in Vilnius, its capital. Pelosi, the speaker of America’s House of Representatives, has been threatened, too. China says its army “will not sit idly by” if she visits Taiwan...

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