Pelosi leaves Malaysia, tensions rise over Taiwan visit


House speaker Nancy Pelosi has arrived in Malaysia for the second leg of an Asian tour While there have been no official announcements local media in Taiwan says that Pelosi will arrive in Taipei on Tuesday night becoming the highest ranking elected American official to visit in more than 25 years However Taiwan's foreign ministry spokeswoman Joanna declines to disclose any information or comment on whether the House speaker will visit the self ruled island that China claims as its own Pelosi kicked off her Asian tour in Singapore on Monday but her purported visit to Taiwan has sparked jitters in the region

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