Taiwan VP wraps up overseas trip with U.S. house speaker meeting

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TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan Vice President William Lai wrapped up his visit to the United States and Honduras with a virtual meeting with U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in a further show of support from Washington for the Chinese-claimed island. Lai went to Honduras this week for the inauguration of its new president, seeking to shore up shaky ties with one of Taiwan’s last remaining diplomatic allies. Only 14 countries now maintain official ties with Taiwan, viewed by Beijing as Chinese territory with no right to the trappings of a state. Stopping off in San Francisco on Fr…

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