As Pelosi leaves Taiwan, China’s military grows

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi left Taiwan after a whirlwind trip that raised military tensions on the island to their highest level in more than two decades, an escalation that is expected to persist long after her return At her place.

By the time Ms. Pelosi (D., Calif.) wrapped up a day of meetings with Taiwan’s president, top lawmakers, executives and human rights activists and departed Taiwan on Wednesday, the Chinese navy had already in position for major live fire exercises that will encircle the island from Thursday.


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