Nancy Pelosi Taiwan Visit LIVE Updates: US Speaker to Visit Taipei Despite Warnings from Beijing; Taiwan ‘Prepares for War’, Puts Military on Alert


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The White House warned China against overreacting to a trip by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, saying she would have every right to visit the self-ruled island despite Beijing viewing it as a highly provocative challenge. China need not turn any visit by Nancy Pelosi into a “crisis,” White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters, even as he warned that Beijing may be “positioning” itself for a show of military strength around the island. A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman has renewed a warning that the People’s Liberation Army “will not sit idly by” if Pelosi...