When U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan in August, China conducted large-scale military exercises around Taiwan immediately afterward, leading to increased tensions regarding the situation surrounding the Taiwan Strait.

What did Pelosi’s visit bring to Taiwan? Different perspectives show different pros and cons from the visit for the island.

Pelosi arrived in Taipei on the night of Aug. 2, meeting with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and other officials including lawmakers, industry leaders and human rights activists the following day, before leaving the island late that afternoon.