Turns out, Pelosi was only going to Taiwan for the beaches. When she realized there were beaches in Indonesia, she changed her plans. This had nothing to do with menacing China with claims of US sovereignty over parts of China. Jeez. Let a bitch take a dip.
This should really be published as an update to the China article I already published before this statement was released, but this morning I spent 5 hours writing down a cinematic dream I had, and the staff is gone because itâ€™s Sunday.
So Iâ€™m publishing this as a separate article.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit Asian countries including Singapore and Japan in her trip to the region, according to a statement from her office that skipped any mention of a possible stopover in Taiwan.
Pelosi will lead a congressional delegation that will also visit Malaysia and South Korea, according to the statement on Sunday. The trip will focus on mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific region, it said.
Reports that her travel would include a stop in Taiwan had sparked a furious reaction in China, which regards the self-governing island as part of its territory. Beijing has warned there will be consequences if Pelosi visits, including a Defense Ministry statement that implied China might use military force in response.
China held live-fire military drills in the Taiwan Strait on Saturday.