Author: Chris Buckley

Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taiwan’s legislature in Taipei, the capital, on Wednesday.Credit…Ann Wang/ReutersAfter weeks of silence ahead of a high-stakes visit to Taiwan, Speaker Nancy Pelosi was anything but understated on Wednesday during a day of high-profile meetings, in which she offered support for Taiwan and irked China.In a pair of morning meetings that were partly broadcast online, Ms. Pelosi met with Taiwanese lawmakers and then with Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, to whom she offered assurances of United States support despite threats from China.“Today the world faces a choice between democracy and autocracy,” Ms. Pelosi said. “America’s determination to preserve…

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