U.S. says China overreacted to Pelosi’s Taiwan visit in bid to alter status quo

By Thomson Reuters Aug 12, 2022 | 12:18 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell said on Friday that China overreacted to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan and used it as a pretext to try to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait.

Campbell told reporters in a call that the American response would be patient and effective, and that its presence and posture would “account for China’s more provocative and destabilizing behavior.”

(Reporting by Michael Martina; editing by Jonathan Oatis)