US experts pan Pelosi’s visit

House speaker’s risky, purely symbolic trip only escalates tensions, does not make Taiwan more secure, they argue

By ZHAO HUANXIN in Washington and HENG WEILI in New York Chang Jun in San Francisco contributed to this story. Contact the writers at

Political observers in the United States criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan as only serving to escalate the tensions in China-US relations and casting a cloud over the US’ fading influence in East Asia. Michael D. Swaine, director...

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