Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D) has reportedly arrived in Taiwan amid threats of retaliation from the Chinese Communist Party.
A plane reportedly carrying the House speaker touched down on the island of Taiwan on Wednesday, Fox News reported. She is the first House speaker to visit the island since Newt Gingrich’s 1997 visit, according to the publication.
The Chinese Communist Party has repeatedly warned against the visit, and during a Thursday phone call, Chinese President Xi Jinping told President Joe Biden that the United States must not “play with fire.”
“Those who play with fire will perish by it. It is hoped that the U.S. will be clear-eyed about this,” the Chinese president said, Fox reported.
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