TAIWAN TENSIONS – US ‘will not abandon’ Taiwan, says Pelosi

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The United States “will not abandon” Taiwan, US House speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday in Taipei where she met with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen despite warnings from China.

“Today, our delegation (…) came to Taiwan to make unequivocally clear: we will not abandon our commitment to Taiwan,” Pelosi said in accepting the civilian Order of Propitious Clouds from Tsai for her support for the territory.