Diplomatic visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and five other Democratic House members
2022 visit by Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan
Nancy Pelosi and President Tsai Ing-wen hold a press conference in Taiwan's Presidential Office.
August 2–3, 2022 (2022-08-02 – 2022-08-03)
United States politician Nancy Pelosi, while serving as the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, visited Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) on August 2, 2022. A delegation of five Democratic Party members of the House accompanied Pelosi on the visit. The two-day trip to Taiwan was part of a tour of Asia that also included stops in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan. President Joe Biden discouraged but did not prevent Pelosi from going; the White House later affirmed her right to visit the island country.
Taiwanese foreign minister Joseph Wu received Pelosi and her delegation. Shortly after her arrival, Pelosi said that her visit was a sign of the United States' "unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan's vibrant democracy." Pelosi's trip included a visit to the Legislative Yuan and a meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen before her departure for South Korea.
The visit was condemned by the People's Republic of China (PRC), which sent warnings through diplomatic channels to the U.S. government. After Pelosi's departure, the PRC commenced military exercises encircling Taiwan, which ran from August 4 to 7, 2022. Additional "regular" exercises were announced to run in the Yellow and Bohai Sea until August 15 and September 8 respectively, but ended early on August 10.
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