US-China ties on a precipice after Pelosi visit to Taiwan

August 05, 2022

(Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S.-China relations are teetering on a precipice after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan .Pelosi received a rapturous welcome in Taipei and was applauded with strong bipartisan support in Washington, despite the Biden administration’s misgivings.But her trip has enraged Beijing and Chinese nationalists and will complicate already strained ties even after her departure.ADVERTISEMENTWary of the reaction from China, the Biden administration discouraged but did not prevent Pelosi from visiting Taiwan .The White House also said that Pelosi’s visit “doesn’t change anything” about the U.S. posture toward China and Taiwan.