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After Nancy Pelosi’s visit, a US congressional delegation arrives in Taiwan


Published on: 08/15/2022 – 03:08 American parliamentarians arrived in Taiwan on Sunday where they are to meet President Tsai Ing-wen and Foreign Minister Joseph Wu. Beijing, already burned by the boss’s previous visit of the American House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, reacted by calling on Washington to “stop playing with fire”. A US congressional delegation arrived in Taiwan on Sunday August 14, shortly after extensive Chinese military maneuvers around the island triggered by the visit of the Speaker of the US House of Representatives. The unannounced five-person visit is scheduled to last until Monday, according to the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto US embassy on the island. China responded angrily to this also visit. The official Xinhua news agency published a commentary with the title: “US politicians should stop playing with fire on the Taiwan issue”. Taiwan, in response to a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which infuriated China. Taipei accused China of using Nancy Pelosi’s visit as a pretext to train for a invasion. In response, the United States reaffirmed its commitment to the region. The American parliamentarians – a senator and four representatives, Democrats and a Republican – will notably meet with President Tsai Ing-wen and Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, according to the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They will discuss “US-Taiwan relations, regional security issues, trade and investment, climate change,” the US Institute said in a statement. “Friendship”Taiwanese Foreign Minister welcomed the visit in a statement: “As China continues to escalate tensions in the region, the US Congress has again sent a high-level delegation to Taiwan, demonstrating a friendship that is not afraid of threats from China and underscores the United States’ strong support for Taiwan.” Members of the delegation are Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey and Representatives Alan Lowenthal (California, Democrat), John Garamendi (California, Democrat), Don Beyer (Virginia, Democrat) and Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen (Samoa, Republican), the American Institute said. not has not yet managed to reunite with the rest of its territory since the end of the Chinese Civil War (1949). Opposed to any initiative giving the Taiwanese authorities international legitimacy, Beijing is against any official contact between Taiwan and other countries. White Paper” detailing how Beijing plans to take over the island, including through economic incentives. “We are willing to create a broad space (of cooperation) in order to achieve peaceful reunification,” the document says. “But we will leave no leeway for separatist actions aimed at pseudo-independence for Taiwan. “Force would be used as a last resort, in compelling circumstances. separatists or outside forces, should they cross our red lines,” the White Paper added. to the “provocative” actions of China. With AFP



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