Pelosi says US will ‘not abandon’ Taiwan as China plans military drills


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During a historic trip to Taiwan Wednesday, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her visit was intended to make it “unequivocally clear” that the United States would “not abandon” the democratically governed island. Pelosi’s trip — the first by a sitting US speaker in 25 years — had been foreshadowed for days. As the California Democrat departed the island on Wednesday afternoon for South Korea, there were already signs of the strains her visit to Taipei had placed on Washington’s relationship with Beijing — which warned that her trip would have a “severe impact on the political foundation of China-US...