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On Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping told his US counterpart Joe Biden over the phone that Washington’s Taiwan policy was dangerous, adding that it would eventually backfire on the United States.
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and some members of Congress will travel to Asia on Friday to visit Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore, although the planned visit to Taiwan is “to the study,” NBC reported, citing sources.
Previously, Pelosi had invited senior lawmakers, including House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Gregory Meeks and Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano, to join her on the trip.
When Pelosi announced plans to visit Taiwan – in what would have been the first visit by America’s top politician in 25 years – she was met with harsh criticism from both the White House and the Pentagon. The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives has been told that such a visit would inflame tensions between the United States and China, as Beijing would view the move as interference in its internal affairs. Pelosi, however, did not change his mind, saying the criticism of his trip was “undemocratic”.