U.S House Speaker Pelosi to visit Asia, no mention of Taiwan

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

BEIJING – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will visit four Asian countries from Sunday, her office said, without mentioning Taiwan amid intense speculation she might visit the self-ruled island claimed by China.

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading a Congressional delegation to the Indo-Pacific region, including visits to Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan,” her office said in a press release https://www.speaker.gov/newsroom/73122.

“The trip will focus on mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance in the Indo-Pacific region.”

(Reporting by Yew Lun Tian; Editing by William Mallard)