Pelosi set to visit Taiwan despite China warnings, claim sources
The US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning a trip to Taiwan, and the White House on Monday issued a strong warning to China against overreacting to i
They stated that Pelosi would have every right to travel to Taiwan, despite Beijing seeing it as a highly provocative challenge.
John Kirby, a spokesperson for the White House National Security Council, told reporters that China need not make any visit by Nancy Pelosi into a "crisis,"
even as he cautioned that Beijing might be "positioning" itself for a display of military force near the island.
According to media sources, Pelosi will see President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday during on an official trip around Asia
If true, this will be the highest-level US visit to Taipei in decades.
Pelosi's travel is reportedly being blocked by the White House and the State Department, but Kirby made it plain that the speaker,
who is next in line for the US presidency, was free to go wherever she liked.