House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Departs Taiwan for South Korea

During her trip to Taiwan, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said her visit was intended to make it clear that the U.S. would ‘not abandon’ them. Pelosi departed the island after her short trip yesterday afternoon for South Korea and at the time of her departure there were already signs of the strains her visit to Taipei has placed on the United States’ relationship with Beijing. Beijing had repeatedly warned of dire consequences should the trip take place and warned President Biden that those who played with fire would ‘perish’ by it.