Pelosi leaves Taipei to sound of Chinese fury

August 4, 2022 5:26 am

[Source: BBC]

US Speaker Nancy Pelosi has left Taiwan after a brief but controversial visit.

Pelosi – the most senior US politician to visit in 25 years – departed on Wednesday after meeting leaders in the capital Taipei.

But her visit, as part of a wider Asian tour, sparked fury in Beijing after she ignored its warnings not to travel to the island.

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Taiwan is self-ruled – but China sees it as a breakaway province that will eventually unite with it.