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'The sky has not fallen' following Pelosi's Taiwan visit: George Yeo

Jovi Ho
Jovi Ho8/4/2022 03:58 PM GMT+08  • 6 min read
'The sky has not fallen' following Pelosi's Taiwan visit: George Yeo
Yeo (seen here in a file photo): [The visit] was a provocation but it was very carefully done, so the US cannot be accused of being ‘offside’. Photo: Samuel Isaac Chua/The Edge Singapore
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The furore leading up to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit on Aug 2 was “orchestrated tension” between the US and China, says Singapore’s former foreign affairs minister George Yeo.

The controversial visit by the highest-level US official in 25 years saw Pelosi meet Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen in a lightning trip that was deliberately not confirmed until the last moment.

The move sets a new direction for all parties, adds Yeo, and a new chapter has opened.

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