Taiwan’s major airports received nine threats, including bomb threats, on Tuesday alone in anticipation of a reported, but yet unconfirmed, visit by U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to the island nation this week, the country’s Liberty Times reported.
Anonymous reports, later corroborated on the record by individuals with knowledge of the situation, have for weeks predicted that Pelosi would stop in Taiwan as part of a greater Asia trip.
Pelosi herself confirmed stops in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Japan, but has yet to confirm a visit to Taiwan, although the airplane that she is rumored to be on at press time appears to be landing in Taipei. Pelosi spent Monday meeting with leaders in Singapore.
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