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US-China tensions

Nancy Pelosi plans to visit Taiwan next month, angering China

Trip will be first in 25 years by a speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would be the most senior U.S. lawmaker to visit Taiwan since one of her predecessors, Newt Gingrich, did so in 1997.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/TAIPEI (Financial Times) -- Nancy Pelosi plans to visit Taiwan next month to show support for Taipei as it comes under mounting pressure from China, in what would be the first trip by a speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives to the island in 25 years.

Six people familiar with the situation said Pelosi would take a delegation to Taiwan in August. The 82-year-old Democratic lawmaker from California canceled a visit in April after she caught COVID-19.

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