TAIPEI, TAIWAN - AUGUST 03: Speaker of the U.S. House Of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), left, poses for photographs with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, right, at the president's office on August 03, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan. Pelosi arrived in Taiwan on Tuesday as part of a tour of Asia aimed at reassuring allies in the region, as China made it clear that her visit to Taiwan would be seen in a negative light. (Photo by Handout/Getty Images)

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has left Taiwan after a visit that drew threats from China. She says she and other members of Congress in her delegation showed they will not abandon their commitment to the self-governing island. China claims Taiwan as its territory and opposes any engagement by Taiwanese officials with foreign governments. Pelosi met with Taiwanese leaders on Wednesday. Beijing issued threats against her visit and announced military exercises, including live-fire exercises in the waters and skies surrounding Taiwan, after her arrival. Experts warn that using live fire in a country’s territorial airspace or waters could be seen as an act of war.