Pelosi Steps Off Plane for Landmark Taiwan Visit

️ U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taipei on Tuesday night, becoming the highest-ranking American official to visit the self-ruled island that is claimed by China in 25 years.

A U.S. congressional delegation led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi landed late Tuesday in Taiwan, despite warnings by China, which has threatened a military response to the visit.

“Our Congressional delegation’s visit to Taiwan honors America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant Democracy,” Pelosi said in a statement issued after her arrival.

“Our visit is one of several Congressional delegations to Taiwan – and it in no way contradicts longstanding United States policy,” she added.

Pelosi is expected to meet Wednesday with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and other senior lawmakers, according to local media reports.

For weeks, media reports have speculated about whether Pelosi, a prominent China critic, would go ahead with the Taiwan stop as part of a wider Asia tour.

China has warned the visit would be an unacceptable violation of what it sees as its sovereignty over the self-ruled island.

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