China holds live fire drills on Taiwan Strait coast as Nancy Pelosi visits the region

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Nancy Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan on Tuesday despite repeated warnings from Beijing that it will “not sit idly by” if the trip goes ahead.

While the US speaker has refused to confirm she will stop in Taiwan during a wider Asia tour, reports of the trip have inflamed tension between Washington and Beijing.

The rumoured visit will go ahead and Ms Pelosi is expected to spend the night in Taipei according to a senior Taiwanese government official and a US source cited by CNN.

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