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Pelosi’s Taiwan trip is a gift to China

Pelosi’s Taiwan trip is a gift to China

Between the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS Act, the successful assassination of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri without collateral damage, a blockbuster jobs report that laid to rest any talk ofrecession, a sharp decline in inflation expectations on the back of 57 straight days of falling gas prices, and solidly red state Kansas voting down abortion restrictions, the Biden administration has had an exceptional couple of weeks.

But there is one bit of very bad news raining on Biden’s parade: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan has increased tensions between the U.S. and China to their highest point since the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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Analysis: Pelosi's Taiwan visit increases U.S.-China tensions but won't lead to war

Analysis: Pelosi's Taiwan visit increases U.S.-China tensions but won't lead to war

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful member of the United States Congress, has now returned from a trip to Asia, which included a stopover in Taiwan. The fallout from that visit has only just begun.

When media reports first appeared that she wanted to go, China’s government began issuing warnings of grave consequences. The U.S., Chinese officials insisted, was playing with fire. What’s more, Joe Biden, the embattled U.S. president and leader of Pelosi’s Democratic Party, made clear through surrogates and leaks to the media that he thought a stop in Taiwan was an unnecessarily provocative and poorly timed idea. His administration is trying to cool rising tensions with China, and Biden knew Pelosi’s trip would do the opposite.

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