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China not in control of US 'travel schedule', says Nancy Pelosi

Guardian, 05 Aug 2022
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said China 'will not isolate' Taiwan by preventing US officials from travelling there.

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Pelosi, who is currently leading a Congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific region, with her last stop in Tokyo, said her visit was 'not about changing the status quo' but recognised China 'made their strikes probably using our visit as an excuse'. Pelosi said the Chinese have tried to isolate Taiwan, adding, 'we will not allow them to isolate Taiwan ... They are not doing our travel schedule.'

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