US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, is expected to visit Taiwan on Tuesday evening in defiance of Chinese threats, Bloomberg reports.
China, which regards Taiwan as part of its territory, has promised an unspecified military response to any Pelosi visit that risks sparking a crisis between the world’s biggest economies.
Taiwan faced cyberattacks ahead of Pelosi’s arrival.
Pelosi’s trip would make her the highest-ranking American politician to visit the island in 25 years.
Meanwhile, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the island’s military was prepared to send “appropriate armed forces according to the threat.”
“The military is determined, confident and capable of ensuring national security,” the statement added.
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