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Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip Raises U.S.-China Tensions

Taiwan is bracing for a potential show of force from China as the U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits the island.

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Locations of Taiwan Military facilities and Chinese amphibious staging areas upon Nancy Pelosi visit

Provocations could include firing missiles near Taiwan, or large-scale air or naval activities, U.S. National Security Council coordinator John Kirby said.

Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said in a statement it has a full grasp of the military activities and will appropriately dispatch forces in reaction to any “enemy threats.”

Taiwan is a self-ruled island but claimed by China, which sees it as a breakaway province. Beijing has warned of "serious consequences" if Mrs. Pelosi visits.