Pelosi, Long a Critic of Beijing, Plans China Visit

From Wall Street Journal:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is due to visit China next week, in what observers here hope will be an improbable continuation of the Obama administration’s charm offensive in China.

Widely regarded as one of China’s sharpest and most public critics, Ms. Pelosi will arrive Sunday and stay a week, according to China’s official Xinhua news agency. A Pelosi spokesman didn’t respond to requests for comment, but an official from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing confirmed that Ms. Pelosi will visit China next week.

According to Western diplomats here, she will head a delegation of members of Congress and is expected to travel to Beijing and Shanghai.

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