US House Speaker Nancy arrives at Taipei’s Songshan Airport on Tuesday evening. Photo: EPA-EFE/Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
US House Speaker Nancy arrives at Taipei’s Songshan Airport on Tuesday evening. Photo: EPA-EFE/Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrives in Taiwan, defying Beijing’s warnings

  • Visit ‘honours America’s unwavering commitment to supporting Taiwan’s vibrant democracy’, says Pelosi, America’s third-ranking official
  • Beijing responds by announcing that live ammunition military drills will take place around the island from Thursday until Sunday

US House Speaker Nancy arrives at Taipei’s Songshan Airport on Tuesday evening. Photo: EPA-EFE/Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
US House Speaker Nancy arrives at Taipei’s Songshan Airport on Tuesday evening. Photo: EPA-EFE/Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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