A Pelosi visit to Taiwan could trigger the wrath of Beijing, which considers Taiwan its own territory and has repeatedly warned of "serious consequences" if the rumored trip goes ahead.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Speaker Halimah Yacob and other Cabinet members on her first leg of a planned tour of Asia.

Meanwhile, speculation is growing that as early as Aug. 2 Pelosi will be in Taiwan, a fact that stokes tensions with China.

Singapore’s prime minister and Pelosi have discussed these tensions and the war in Ukraine. In a statement released over the weekend, Pelosi said she will visit Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan to discuss trade, the Covid pandemic, climate change, security and “democratic governance.”

A Pelosi visit to Taiwan could trigger the wrath of Beijing, which considers Taiwan its own territory and has repeatedly warned of “serious consequences” if the rumored trip goes ahead.

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