US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to go to Taiwan on Tuesday but the controversial visit has not been confirmed. Photo: AFP
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to go to Taiwan on Tuesday but the controversial visit has not been confirmed. Photo: AFP

Explainer |
Why so much talk about Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, and what does it mean for US-China relations?

  • Military experts warn that Pelosi’s trip could risk actual armed conflict
  • Pelosi would be accompanied by military support, according to Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to go to Taiwan on Tuesday but the controversial visit has not been confirmed. Photo: AFP
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to go to Taiwan on Tuesday but the controversial visit has not been confirmed. Photo: AFP
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