Nancy Pelosi steps off plane for landmark Taiwan visit

Taiwanese officials greeted US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she arrived in Taipei on Tuesday night, becoming the highest-ranking American official to visit the self-ruled island that is claimed by China in 25 years.Pelosi’s visit has triggered increased tensions between China and the United States.China claims Taiwan as part of its territory, to be annexed by force if necessary, and views visits by foreign government officials as recognition of the island’s sovereignty.

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