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Taiwan is Visited by a Second Congressional Delegation From the United States

An unannounced congressional delegation from the United States, led by Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, has arrived in Taipei for a two-day visit. This is the second congressional delegation from the United States to visit Taiwan this month.

During a period in which relations between the United States and China have been particularly tense, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the first US speaker to visit China in 25 years. This move infuriated the Chinese government.

The new five-member delegation is currently on an official visit to the self-governing island to “reaffirm the support that the United States has for Taiwan.”

According to a statement released by a spokesperson for Markey, the delegation will also “encourage stability and peace across the Taiwan Strait.”

In addition, the statement mentioned that Republican Representative Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen is a part of the delegation together with Democratic Representatives John Garamendi, Alan Lowenthal, and Don Beyer.

During their time in Taiwan, the delegation led by Markey will meet with both President Tsai Ing-wen and Foreign Minister Joseph Wu.

They will also hold discussions with the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee of the Taiwanese parliament on issues about trade and national security, according to the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that it warmly welcomed the delegation and thanked them for expressing the steadfast support of the United States for Taiwan despite the growing tensions with Beijing.


According to a statement released by a spokesperson for the senator, the delegation “will meet with elected leaders and members of the private sector to discuss shared interests including reducing tensions in the Taiwan Strait and expanding economic cooperation, including investments in semiconductors.”

In a statement released on Sunday from the Chinese Embassy in Washington, China responded to the visit by saying that it will take “resolute countermeasures in reaction to the US’s provocations.” China’s statement was made in response to the visit.

On Twitter, the spokeswoman for the Chinese Embassy, Liu Pengyu, stated that members of Congress should act in a manner that is consistent with the “one-China policy” of the United States government.

Liu stated that China “firmly opposes any kind of official ties” between the United States and Taiwan and that the most recent congressional delegation visit “proves that the United States does not want to see stability across the Taiwan Straits and has spared no effort to stir up a confrontation between the two sides and interfere in China’s internal affairs.”

Liu also stated that the United States “has spared no effort to stir up a confrontation between the two sides and interfere in China’s internal affairs.”

The Chinese Communist Party, which rules China and regards Taiwan as part of China’s territory even though it has never governed Taiwan, has long promised to “reunify” Taiwan with the Chinese mainland by whatever means necessary, including the use of force.

Ahead of Pelosi’s visit, Beijing had issued several ominous warnings if the trip went ahead, going so far as to warn US Vice President Joe Biden that anyone who “played with fire” would “perish” as a result of it.

Pelosi, a Democrat from California, made these remarks while on a trip to Taiwan. She said that the purpose of the trip was to make it “unequivocally clear” that the United States would “not abandon” the democratically governed island.

The Chinese government reacted to the speaker’s visit by kicking off a series of military drills. According to the Chinese Ministry of Defense, the exercises began with drills in the waters and airspace surrounding Taiwan.

In addition to the exercises, Beijing has postponed bilateral climate discussions, sanctioned Pelosi and her immediate family, and cancelled future phone contacts between Chinese and US defence leaders.

The United States government has requested the presence of China’s ambassador at the White House to express its disapproval of the military operations and to emphasise its desire to steer clear of a crisis in the region.

The United States will continue to adhere to its “One China” policy, according to the White House, and the United States recognises the People’s Republic of China as the only legal government in China.

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The United States of America keeps friendly but unofficial connections with Taiwan and is legally obligated to supply Taiwan with defence armaments.

However, it continues to avoid answering the question of whether or not it would defend Taiwan in the event of an invasion by China. This strategy is known as “strategic ambiguity.”

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