Newly elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy holds the gavel at the US Capitol in Washington on on January 7. Photo: AFP/Getty Images/TNS
Newly elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy holds the gavel at the US Capitol in Washington on on January 7. Photo: AFP/Getty Images/TNS
Taiwan

Pentagon planning for Taiwan visit by US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, report says

  • Pentagon planning for McCarthy’s visit in ‘early stages’, while US President Joe Biden’s officials expect spring visit, Punchbowl News reports
  • Beijing likely to understand that McCarthy’s opposition party status differentiates the situation from Nancy Pelosi’s visit last year, analysts say

Newly elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy holds the gavel at the US Capitol in Washington on on January 7. Photo: AFP/Getty Images/TNS
Newly elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy holds the gavel at the US Capitol in Washington on on January 7. Photo: AFP/Getty Images/TNS
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