As Pelosi Leaves Taiwan, China’s Military Looms Larger

U.S. Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi departed Taiwan after a whirlwind journey that raised navy tensions over the island to their highest stage in additional than twenty years, an escalation that’s set to persist lengthy after she returns residence.

By the point Mrs. Pelosi (D., Calif.) wrapped up a day of conferences with Taiwan’s president, senior lawmakers, executives and human-rights activists and left Taiwan on Wednesday, China’s navy had already maneuvered into place for live-fire drills that may encircle the island starting Thursday.