China, U.S. and Taiwan

“The U.S. military is devising options for protecting Pelosi’s delegation, who—as is normal procedure for congressional delegations to Taiwan—would be flying on a military plane. The measures under consideration include moving aircraft carriers or sending fighter planes for close air support. That, in turn, could be misinterpreted by the Chinese side as an aggressive rather than a defensive measure.”

“The Taiwan issue … could spark war—including nuclear war—between the two largest economies in the world.” — WAPO