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US, China in 'Test of Wills' Over Pelosi Taiwan Trip

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi arrives at a news conference about the Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on July 28. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 29 July 2022 06:38 AM EDT

Chinese threats surrounding a rumored upcoming trip to Taiwan by Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have elevated the visit from a somewhat routine show of support for the democratic, self-governed island into a high-stakes "test of wills" between the world's two dominant superpowers – with potential military implications, China experts say.

Beijing on Thursday again issued a thinly veiled warning regarding Pelosi's trip to Taiwan, a territory that China still claims as its own. During a two-hour call, Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Joe Biden that "those who play with fire will only get burnt," according to a Chinese state media account of the conversation. Xi reportedly added: "[We] hope the U.S. side can see this clearly."

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Chinese threats surrounding a rumored upcoming trip to Taiwan by Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have elevated the visit from a somewhat routine show of support for the democratic, self-governed island into a high-stakes "test of wills" between superpowers.
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