China warned that there could be serious consequences, including a military response, if U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi follows through on plans to visit Taiwan in August, according to the Financial Times. Pelosi would become the most senior U.S. official to visit Taiwan in 25 years if the trip happens. “The question is: Is this signal just intended to stick it to China very quickly, without actually benefiting Taiwan, or is it something that should be best not done?” says Taiwanese American journalist Brian Hioe.
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