If US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi goes to Taiwan, she will be the highest-ranking US official to visit the island in 25 years. Photo: Bloomberg
If US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi goes to Taiwan, she will be the highest-ranking US official to visit the island in 25 years. Photo: Bloomberg

‘Confident superpower or insecure?’ Beijing’s reaction if Pelosi goes to Taiwan may be telling

  • Potential visit comes at a politically sensitive time, and President Xi Jinping will ‘want to appear in control’ of what is seen as a provocation, observer says
  • While the situation is tense, it is not expected to turn into a military conflict and stability is seen as a priority for the party ahead of its congress

If US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi goes to Taiwan, she will be the highest-ranking US official to visit the island in 25 years. Photo: Bloomberg
If US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi goes to Taiwan, she will be the highest-ranking US official to visit the island in 25 years. Photo: Bloomberg
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