Biden Casts Doubt on Pelosi's Taiwan Visit Plan; China Now a Top Priority for British Intelligence

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Biden Casts Doubt on Pelosi's Taiwan Visit Plan; China Now a Top Priority for British Intelligence​



China in focus

President Joe Biden appears to be casting doubt on Nancy Pelosi’s potential visit to Taiwan next month, as the House Speaker receives threats from Beijing but bipartisan support at home. Dangerous encounters, priorities surpassing counterterrorism—America’s top military chief and Britain’s intelligence head issue warnings about dangers posed by China. The organizer for a New York-based event gets a message from suspected Chinese authorities—including a death threat. Chinese companies have been buying more and more U.S. farmland. A congressman is trying to stop it, but he’s facing pushback.
 

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China Steps Up Warning Over Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit; White House: Biden, Xi to Continue Dialogue​



China in focus

Is Taiwan the top flashpoint in U.S.–China relations? Chinese leader Xi Jinping gave President Joe Biden a stern warning over Washington’s stance on the island, as tensions build ahead of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s potential visit to Taiwan. One of the world’s largest banks has reportedly set up a Communist Party branch in its Chinese operation. Is Beijing tightening its grip on Western financial institutions in China? Britain’s national security adviser says the risk of a nuclear war with China is growing. TikTok’s Chinese parent company is spending hard on lobbying the U.S. government—shelling out a record $2 million. We look at who’s on the target list.
 

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Pelosi to Visit Taiwan on Tuesday: Sources; Japanese Minister: China Uses ‘Logic of Brute Force’​



China in Focus

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to land in Taiwan on Tuesday. The potential trip is igniting tensions between the United States and China to a historical high—with Beijing threatening to take action. After passing both chambers of Congress, an over $200 billion spending bill is heading to President Joe Biden’s desk. Supporters say it will boost America’s semiconductor manufacturing. Critics say it’s a free giveaway for big corporations. The United States and Japan are pledging deeper cooperation in a few key industries. America’s ambassador to Japan says the move will help counter China. Australian officials are partly blaming China for inflation at home. They say it involves Beijing’s strict COVID-19 policy.
 
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Analysis: China Can’t Afford to Go to War Over Pelosi Visit; Frank Gaffney: China Is a Voting Issue​



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Pelosi touches down in Taiwan. Her trip sparked aggression from the Chinese military, but fortunately, the White House didn’t cave in, and the speaker will meet with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. But how has the trip been blown out of proportion? The White House may be to blame, due to its ambiguity and appeasement. I speak with Frank Gaffney, vice chair of the Committee on Present Danger: China, about a new poll, where China is a voting issue, ahead of the midterm elections.
 

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US Calls Chinese Drills ‘Significant Escalation’; China Sanctions Pelosi After Visit to Taiwan​



China in focus

Slapping sanctions on Nancy Pelosi, firing missiles into waters near Taiwan, and waging cyber attacks—Beijing reacts to the House speaker’s Taiwan visit. Is it a serious escalation, or a show for its domestic audience?

The Pentagon is delaying a scheduled ballistic missile test after Beijing’s fiery reaction to Pelosi’s Taiwan visit.

U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley gives the only “no” vote, as the Senate overwhelmingly favors Sweden and Finland’s ask to join NATO. Hawley explains.

The United States relies on a single Taiwanese company for the most advanced microchips. But what would happen if China invades Taiwan?
 

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Has Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip Changed America’s Strategic Ambiguity? A Chat with Rupert Hammond-Chambers


Zooming In With Simone Gao

China launched a series of joint military operations around Taiwan immediately after Speaker Pelosi left Taiwan. The operations include live-fire military drills in zones encircling Taiwan — at some points, within just 12 miles of the island’s shore. Did Pelosi’s trip trigger China’s aggression? Is China a paper tiger? What will happen after her visit? Zooming In’s Simone Gao spoke with Rupert Hammond Chambers, president of the U.S. Taiwan Business Council.
 

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Pompeo: China threat is inside the gates​



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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discusses the true threat the Chinese Communist Party poses to the United States and how America should respond to China's aggression.
 

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Pompeo: China threat is inside the gates​



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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discusses the true threat the Chinese Communist Party poses to the United States and how America should respond to China's aggression.