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Opinion The damage from Pelosi’s unwise Taiwan visit must be contained

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan shows solidarity with democratic Taiwan, says Julian Zelizer. Zelizer: Pelosi's trip to show solidarity with Taiwan was unwise; China's reaction from China is underway. He says the top global priority for the U.S. now is Russia’s war in Ukraine and its fallout in global food and energy markets. The Biden administration can ill afford any distractions, much less a repeat of the 1995-1996 Taiwan Strait Crisis, which lasted eight months and two days, Zelizer says. The United States must never sacrifice its principles or cave to Chinese threats, he says.