ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY…
1790: The first US census was conducted. The population was 3,939,214, including 697,624 slaves.
“Let her go to Taiwan,” tweeted Hu Xijin, commentator for the Global Times. “But pray before departure: wish herself a safe journey and wish herself not be defined by history as a sinner who starts a spiral of escalation process expanding military frictions to a large-scale war in the Taiwan Strait.”
On Monday, the Taiwanese broadcaster TVBS reported that Pelosi was set to arrive on Tuesday night as part of her tour of Asia.
A CNN report also confirmed Pelosi’s plans. The outlet noted that the stop isn’t currently included in Pelosi’s public itinerary. A Taiwanese official said she is expected to stay in Taiwan overnight, though it is unclear when exactly Pelosi will land in Taipei.