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Criticism of Pelosi visit

There is no doubt about it: Democratic Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi promoted important Western values in Taiwan: “self-determination and self-government, democracy and freedom, human dignity and human rights,” as she writes in a piece for the Washington Post. But stylizing her trip as a mere fight for Western freedom doesn’t quite cover it. It was not just about morality, but also economic and geopolitical interests.

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