The Heat: Pelosi Visits Taiwan

The Heat

The Heat: Pelosi Visits Taiwan

The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi is making a highly controversial visit to Taiwan.

She arrived there Tuesday evening local time. The visit comes just days after both the Chinese and U.S. presidents held a lengthy phone conversation in which China’s President Xi Jinping warned against any U.S. interference in Taiwan. Beijing sees the Pelosi visit as a provocation and has issued strong reaction. China’s Foreign Ministry responded with a statement.

Joining the discussion:

  • Victor Gao is an international relations expert and is also Chair Professor at Soochow University.
  • Josef Gregory Mahoney is Professor of Politics and International Relations at East China Normal University in Shanghai.
  • Brian Becker is Executive Director of the ANSWER Coalition and host of “The Socialist Program” podcast.
  • John Gong is Professor of Economics at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.