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International relations expert: Biden has mishandled Pelosi's trip to Taiwan

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Publish Date
Thu, 4 Aug 2022, 9:15am
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, center left, and Taiwanese President President Tsai Ing-wen arrive for a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, center left, and Taiwanese President President Tsai Ing-wen arrive for a meeting in Taipei, Taiwan

International relations expert: Biden has mishandled Pelosi's trip to Taiwan

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 4 Aug 2022, 9:15am

Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan could become a massive headache for Joe Biden.

The US House Speaker's controversial visit has sparked strong condemnation from China, further souring US-China relations.

Biden didn't support the trip, but says he respects Pelosi's decision to go.

Princeton University international relations expert Aaron L. Friedberg told Mike Hosking the Biden administration has mishandled the trip by allowing stories about its concerns to leak.

He says any concerns should have been expressed quietly, and it makes Biden's administration look ineffectual.

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