House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is still planning on visiting Taiwan, despite rising tension with China, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
While Pelosi's visit to Taiwan has not officially been confirmed, individuals with whom Pelosi is expected to meet with have reportedly been informed that her arrival is imminent. According to the WSJ report, there are several meetings scheduled for Tuesday evening and Wednesday.
“She’s definitely coming,” an unidentified individual with knowledge of the matter said to WSJ. “The only variable is whether she spends the night in Taipei.”
— Asiana Times (@AsianaTimes) August 1, 2022
In a Friday social media post, China told its citizens to “prepare for war." China also promised a "forceful" response if Pelosi made the trip to Taiwan.
Recently Biden told the media that the military does not think Pelosi's trip to China is a good idea.
“I think that the military thinks it’s not a good idea right now,” Biden recently said. “But I don’t know what the status of it is.”
‼️ ?? ?? ??On the eve of Nancy Pelosi's possible visit to Taiwan, the Chinese army published an impressive video with a demonstration of force‼️ pic.twitter.com/xnpyxsMWVi
— AZ ???? (@AZmilitary1) August 1, 2022