August 19, 2022 Issue

In Focus

Political Provocations

TAIPEI, TAIWAN House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arriving at Parliament on August 3. As the highest-level U.S. official to visit Taiwan in 25 years, her message of American support for the island’s democracy angered China, which considers Taiwan part of its territory. In response, Beijing unleashed a burst of military activity near the island and halted military and climate change cooperation with the U.S.
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