As Pelosi Leaves Taiwan, China’s Military Looms Larger

Posted on AllSides August 3rd, 2022
From The Center
I-Hwa Cheng/Bloomberg News

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi departed Taiwan after a whirlwind trip that raised military tensions over the island to their highest level in more than two decades, an escalation that is set to persist long after she returns home.

By the time Mrs. Pelosi (D., Calif.) wrapped up a day of meetings with Taiwan’s president, senior lawmakers, executives and human-rights activists and left Taiwan on Wednesday, China’s navy had already maneuvered into position for large live-fire drills that will encircle the island beginning Thursday.

Mrs. Pelosi’s visit sought to reinforce what she said was America’s ironclad commitment to preserving...

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