Pelosi has Arrives in Taiwan. Know why that's a big deal

According to a source familiar with the preparations for her visit, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrived in Taiwan late on Tuesday evening local time

And is scheduled to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen and legislators on Wednesday.

The White House is concerned that the widely anticipated stop could lead to a crisis in the Taiwan Strait and intensify already fragile U.S.-China relations. 

China has issued stern warnings on the stop. According to state television station CCTV, China sent two Su-35 fighter jets across the Taiwan Strait before Pelosi arrived.

A spokeswoman for the Chinese foreign ministry also stated on Twitter that...

 "The US & Taiwan have made provocations together first, whereas China has been compelled to act in self-defense."

The visit was unexpected and is a part of Pelosi's tour of Asia, which also includes stops in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, and South Korea.

Pelosi is leading a small congressional delegation on this trip.

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