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Nancy Pelosi ties Chinese cyber-attacks to need for Taiwan visit


Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has tied her controversial visit to Taiwan to an alleged barrage of China-directed cyber-attacks against the territory.

Pelosi's main reason for visiting Taiwan, as explained in a press release, is "reaffirming our support for our partner and … promoting our shared interests, including advancing a free and open Indo-Pacific region."

"America's solidarity with the 23 million people of Taiwan is more important today than ever, as the world faces a choice between autocracy and democracy," the document adds.

In a Washington Post column, she explained that the visit "should be seen as an unequivocal statement that America stands with Taiwan, our democratic partner, as it defends itself and its freedom."

The column details many Chinese acts that Pelosi alleges Taiwan has had to defend – including some in cyberspace, where she accused China of "launching scores of attacks on Taiwan government ...


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