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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tours Asia, with controversial Taiwan stop(13 images)

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a congressional delegation August 1-5, 2022 on a trip to Asia, including a stop in Taiwan over the objections of China, which responded with military drills. The tour also included visits to Singapore, Malaysia and South Korea, where Pelosi visited the Demilitarized Zone separating it from the North.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (C), D-Calif., speaks to journalists during a press conference at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo on August 5, 2022, the end of a trip to Asia with a congressional delegation. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI
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From left to right, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Reps. Andy Kim, D-N.J., Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., Pelosi), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., and Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calf., attend the press conference. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI
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Pelosi speaks with Meeks at the press conference, where she addressed China's objections to her stop in Taiwan. "They may try to keep Taiwan from visiting or participating in other places, but they will not isolate Taiwan by preventing us to travel there," she said. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI
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Pelosi addresses the media in Seoul on Thursday, saying the delegation's visit centered around the "pillars of security, economics and governance." Photo by Thomas Maresca/UPI
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