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Pelosi leaves Taiwan after visit that angered China

Pro-China supporters hold U.S. flag and a picture of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a protest outside the Consulate General of the United States in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. U.S. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Pro-China supporters hold U.S. flag and a picture of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a protest outside the Consulate General of the United States in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022. U.S. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi departs Taiwan, ending a controversial landmark visit that Beijing responded to with threats and military drills.

The 82-year-old lawmaker waved to waiting dignitaries at Taipei’s Songshan airport before boarding a US military aircraft that took off at 6 p.m. (1000 GMT), live broadcasts showed.

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