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Fighter jets and maneuvers at Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan

Official photo from the Taiwanese government: Foreign Minister Joseph Wu welcomes Nancy Pelosi at Songshan Airport.

She actually did it: Despite all the warnings and crisis scenarios, Nancy Pelosi flew to Taiwan on Tuesday – with the whole world watching. Hundreds of thousands across the globe, and at times as many as 30 million people in China, followed on online flight trackers how the US Air Force Boeing with Pelosi on board departed from Kuala Lumpur and landed in Taiwan late in the evening, local time. The tracking app Flight Radar even temporarily collapsed under the huge traffic.

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