How Taiwan reacted to Pelosi’s visit, from ‘welcome’ to ‘American witch’

September 19, 2022

© Chiang Ying-Ying/AP People walk past a billboard welcoming Nancy Pelosi, in Taipei, Taiwan, on Aug. 3, 2022. TAIPEI, Taiwan — There were signs that Taiwanese people were both thrilled and anxious about Nancy Pelosi’s visit during the roughly 18 hours she and other U.S. lawmakers spent on the island. Pelosi has been a longtime critic of the Chinese Communist Party, winning her fans among those who support Taiwan’s independence. © Ann Wang/Reuters Demonstrators hold signs during a gathering in support of Nancy Pelosi's expected visit, in Taipei, Taiwan, on August 2, 2022. On Thursday, China blacklisted two Taiwanese nonprofits affiliated with Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, a move that local reports say is a response to Pelosi’s visit.