US warns China not to turn Pelosi’s expected trip to Taiwan into a crisis

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With a visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, it is almost certain that the White House is gearing up for a strong response from China — including military operations “that violate historical norms,” ​​raising the specter of miscalculation.

Pelosi has not confirmed a Taiwanese leg of her trip to Asia, but the Taiwanese Liberty Times, which is close to the ruling party on the island, reported that she would arrive there at 10:20 p.m. on Tuesday. the information. According to that country’s state media, the House speaker arrived in Malaysia earlier in the afternoon to meet with officials.