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Taming The Dragon : After Much Talked About Visit, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Leaves Taiwan ; China says Issue Is sovereignty and territorial integrity

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has left from Taiwan after meeting Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, in Taipei. Pelosi tweeted about the much talked about meeting .

Pelosi on Wednesday morning met with Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen and reiterated Washington’s support to the island country and said that the US’ determination to preserve Taiwan’s sovereignty is “iron-clad”.

“America has made a bedrock promise to always stand with Taiwan. On this strong foundation, we’ve a thriving partnership grounded in self-government and self-determination focused on mutual security in the region and the world committed to economic prosperity,” Pelosi said.


The US House Speaker had touched down in Taiwan on Tuesday night amid repeated condemnation by China, which claims self-ruled Taiwan as its territory.

Reacting to Pelosi visit a peeved , Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said . “The nature of her visit to the Taiwan region is not about democracy. This is an issue about China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” the Chinese government said.

Further, China on Wednesday announced punitive measures on outfits seeking “Taiwan independence”, banned imports of some Taiwanese food products and suspended the export of natural sand.

Pelosi on Wednesday morning met with Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen and reiterated Washington’s support to the island country and said that the US’ determination to preserve Taiwan’s sovereignty is “iron-clad”.

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