The stakes have never been higher for Nancy Pelosi's anti-China posturing
It was 1991, two years after protesters were crushed by Communist Party forces in Tiananmen Square, when Nancy Pelosi, then a little-known representative from California, paid her first official visit to China.
The congresswoman escaped her government minders and snuck to the site of the infamous massacre in Beijing. There she unfurled a small, hand-painted banner which read in both Mandarin and English: “To those who died for democracy in China.”
She had been warned against such a trip at a time when US-China relations were at a historic low. But Pelosi has never been a woman to be told “no”.
It was no surprise, then, that the 82-year-old House Speaker forged ahead with this week’s trip to the self-ruled island of Taiwan, despite the objections of President Joe Biden …
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