Pelosi Is Expected to Go to Taiwan, Biden Administration Officials Say

The House speaker arrived in Singapore on Monday. The prospect of a visit by the speaker to Taiwan has jangled nerves in both Beijing and Washington. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she was eager for Congress to be part of President Biden’s Indo-Pacific strategy.Credit...Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times Published July 31, 2022Updated Aug. 2, 2022, 11:05 a.m. ET Follow our live coverage of Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit. Speaker Nancy Pelosi began a fraught tour of Asia on Sunday that administration officials say...

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U.S. Warns China Not to Turn Pelosi’s Expected Trip to Taiwan Into a ‘Crisis’

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a longtime China hawk, has not confirmed that she plans to visit Taiwan, but all indications suggest that she will make a stop on the self-governing island without prior announcement. Video John F. Kirby, a National Security Council spokesman, warned China against military provocations over an expected trip to Taiwan by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, noting that other lawmakers have visited before.CreditCredit...Anna Rose Layden for The New York Times Published Aug. 1, 2022Updated Aug. 2, 2022, 11:05 a.m. ET...

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For the Taliban, a New Era of Isolation Has Arrived

News Analysis The group has promised moderation even while reinstituting its harsh rule of Afghanistan. Now, the revelation that the Taliban were sheltering Al Qaeda’s leader is likely to harden support for sanctions. Taliban stand guard in the neighborhood where a U.S. drone strike killed the Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.Credit...EPA, via Shutterstock Aug. 2, 2022, 11:15 a.m. ET Hours after an American drone strike killed the leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri, in downtown Kabul, Taliban security forces rushed to seal...

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As Pelosi Arrives, Quiet Defiance in Taiwan

Public nonchalance about the tensions over Nancy Pelosi belies a political reality: Many are tired of China’s threats and crave American support. News about Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a restaurant’s TV in Taipei, Taiwan, on Monday.Credit...Ann Wang/Reuters Aug. 2, 2022Updated 11:27 a.m. ET 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 Follow our live coverage of Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit. TAIPEI, Taiwan — In Washington, there has been anxious debate over whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi should risk the visit. In Beijing, there have been anger and threats. In...

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A Pelosi Trip to Taiwan Would Test China’s Appetite for Confrontation

Xi Jinping has long vowed to answer any challenge to China’s claim to Taiwan. But current economic and political forces may make him unlikely to court a crisis. China’s leader, Xi Jinping, has pressed for the unification of Taiwan with China, and a visit by Nancy Pelosi to the island would be seen as an affront.Credit...Pool photo by Selim Chtayti Published Aug. 1, 2022Updated Aug. 2, 2022, 12:09 p.m. ET 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 Follow our live coverage of Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit. Soon...

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Why Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit Is Raising U.S.-China Tensions

Beijing has vigorously protested Ms. Pelosi’s trip, warning of unspecified consequences for the United States. This photo released by the Taiwanese government shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi being greeted by Taiwanese officials after arriving in Taipei on Tuesday.Credit...Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Published July 29, 2022Updated Aug. 2, 2022, 12:28 p.m. ET 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版Leer en español Follow our live coverage of Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit. Taiwan, an island of 23 million people 80 miles off the coast of China, has long been...

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Gentle Into That Good Night? Not Boris Johnson.

The British prime minister may be leaving Downing Street, but few expect him to cede the spotlight, or abandon the prospect of one day regaining his position. “As we’ve seen at Westminster, the herd instinct is powerful,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain said when he announced his resignation last month.Credit...Carl Court/Getty Images Aug. 2, 2022Updated 1:01 p.m. ET LONDON — Less than three weeks after he announced his resignation, and with rumors already swirling that he plans a comeback, Britain’s...

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Living Side by Side, Ukrainian and Russian Sailors Are Tested by War

Sailors are accustomed to not discussing politics at sea, but the war between the two countries has made that more difficult. Andrian Kudelya, a 35-year-old sailor from Kyiv, Ukraine, said he would look for jobs where he would not have to work with Russians.Credit...via Andrian Kudelya Aug. 2, 2022Updated 1:58 p.m. ET There’s an unwritten code among sailors: Do not talk about politics and religion when at sea. But soon after Russia invaded Ukraine, it became clear to Andrian Kudelya, a...

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Brittney Griner Back in Russian Court as Lawyers Plead for Leniency

Russian Invasion of UkraineBrittney Griner being escorted by a police officer ahead of her hearing in Khimki, outside Moscow, on Tuesday.Credit...Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press Aug. 2, 2022Updated 2:29 p.m. ET Escorted by a masked police officer with a dog, her wrists handcuffed, the American basketball star Brittney Griner appeared in a Russian court on Tuesday for another hearing in a trial that is likely to end with her conviction in the middle of this month, her lawyers said. One of the best...

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Your Wednesday Briefing: China Plans Drills as Pelosi Arrives in Taiwan

Newsletter Morning Briefing: Asia Pacific Edition Also, a U.S. strike kills Al Qaeda’s leader and Trump will face questions under oath. Aug. 2, 2022, 5:16 p.m. ET We’re covering Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan and an American drone strike that killed Al Qaeda’s leader. ImageNancy Pelosi arrived in Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday. This photo was released by the Taiwanese government.Credit...Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs But China’s foreign ministry said in a statement that Pelosi’s visit “seriously undermines China’s sovereignty.” The...

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