Liz Truss urges China to de-escalate after Pelosi's Taiwan visit

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Liz Truss has urged China to de-escalate its 'inflammatory language' over the visit to Taiwan made by the US House speaker, Nancy Pelosi. 'It is perfectly reasonable what is taking place,' said Truss, referring to Pelosi's trip. 
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China has announced several days of live-fire military exercises around the self-ruled island, while Beijing's ambassador to the US said the military would 'not sit idly by when it comes to safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity'.
The Taiwan president, Tsai Ing-wen, said Taipei would 'not back down'. At an event with Pelosi, she said: 'We will ... continue to hold the line of defence for democracy'

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