In a press conference after her congressional delegation's trip across Asia, the House speaker was adamant that China couldn't be allowed to "isolate Taiwan."
With the current dispute over Pelosi's visit to Taiwan fueling tensions in the South China Sea, Newsweek looks at Washington and Beijing's regional presence.
Only 2.4 percent of Taiwan's residents identify as solely "Chinese," while roughly two-thirds say they are only "Taiwanese," according to new polling.
Taiwan officials confirmed the Biden administration arranged to send a delegation of high-ranking formal officials to Taipei shortly after Russia's invasion of Ukraine last week.
Currently, Taiwan is not recognized by most countries as a sovereign nation and China has warned the country to not seek formal independence.
A delegation of former U.S. officials sent to Taiwan by Joe Biden arrived on Tuesday, as China said its "will to defend national sovereignty is unwavering."
Vladimir Putin's choice to follow through on invasion threats has sparked discussions in Taiwan about Xi Jinping's intentions.
The comments came after national security adviser Jake Sullivan said U.S. policy was geared toward sustaining deterrence.
Television cameras captured the diplomatic convoy arriving at Taiwan's Presidential Office early on Wednesday, but the group continues to maintain a low-profile.
In her first interview with international media in nearly two years, the Taiwanese leader said she had "faith" in an American response if China were to attack.
"The complete reunification of the motherland must be fulfilled, and it will definitely be fulfilled," Ma Xiaoguang of China's Taiwan Affairs Office said.
The director of Taiwan's National Security Bureau said China's ruling Communist Party is "trapped inside a security dilemma."
Tsai Ing-wen articulated her country's own "bottom line," which she described as the will of the Taiwanese people.
Taiwan's ruling party has "thrown itself into a political gamble that has only short-term benefits and no chance of winning in the long run," said the Global Times.
Tsai Ing-wen said the recent Chinese military maneuvers had "seriously undermined regional peace and stability."
In a wide-ranging essay published on Tuesday, Taiwan's president said her country would neither "bend to pressure," nor become adventurist with support.
The nimble warship is the first of a new batch of naval vessels that experts say will improve Taiwan's asymmetric warfare capabilities against China.
Taiwan's president made the remarks during a visit to the island's air force missile command headquarters on Monday.
Laying the foundations of Taiwan's security is the "mission of our times," Tsai Ing-wen told her party on Wednesday.
Leader said warming U.S.-Taiwan relations were not affected by the presidential transition in Washington.
Researchers analyzed more than 120 speeches to explore the relationship between gender and rhetoric amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author, commentator and Newsweek columnist Gordon G. Chang debates NYU School of Law professor and Council on Foreign Relations adjunct senior fellow Jerome Cohen.
Tsai's victory is a clear and loud message to Beijing: the Taiwanese care more about freedom and democracy than anything else. Beijing will try and make them pay, in more ways than one.
Bipartisan U.S. officials ranging from Mike Pompeo to Ilhan Omar congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on her dominant re-election victory Saturday.
Shen Yi-ming was among those killed when a military helicopter crashed close to the capital Taipei on Thursday.
Beijing considers the island nation to be a part of China and has long vowed to bring it under the control of the Communist Party.
Beijing is keeping a close eye on which officials Washington will send.
Taiwan is well armed, but has been pushing for sales of more advanced equipment.