TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – China announced more military trains around Taiwan as president of the island met with members of a new US congressional delegation on Monday, in farther sign of support among American legislators for the self-governing island of Beijing considers its own.
The visit came less than two weeks after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan. of threatening military Chinese teachings, including firing of rockets over islands and the Taiwan Strait.
China considers formal contacts between US politicians and the island government as support for its independence from Beijing.
Additional exercises for the joints in the seas and skies around Taiwan were announced People’s Liberation Army on On Monday, the Department of Defense and its Eastern Theater Command said that in statement.
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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen met Monday with delegation of Members of the US Congress in farther sign of support among American legislators for a self-governing island that China claims as its own territory.
Taiwanese media showed the arriving delegation for conversations and details of the congregation was not immediately released.
This comes less than two weeks after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. of threatening military Chinese teachings, including firing of rockets over islands and the Taiwan Strait.
China has also sent warplanes and warships across the waterway’s median, which had long been a buffer between sides torn apart by civil war. in 1949. China considers official contacts between US politicians and the island government as support for its independence from Beijing.
China says he wants use peaceful means to bring Taiwan under his control, but his recent saber-rattling underlined his military the threat.
The five-member delegation is led by Democratic Senator Ed Markey. of Massachusetts and must meet with Another government as well as private sector representatives. Reducing tension in Taiwan Strait and Investment in Taiwan’s critical semiconductor industry is expected to key Topics of discussion.
Other members of The delegation includes Republican Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, a delegate from American Samoa, and Democrats John Garamendi and Alan Lowenthal of California and Don Beyer of Virginia.
BUT senior White House official on Asia policy said last week when China used Pelosi’s visit as an excuse to increase pressure on campaign against Taiwan, endangering peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and in the wider region.
“China has overreacted, and its actions continue to be provocative, destabilizing and unprecedented,” Kurt Campbell, deputy aide to President Joe Biden, said. on a call with reporters.
“He sought to ignore the central line between the PRC and Taiwan, which was respected by both sides. for more over 60 years as a stabilizing feature,” he said, using abbreviation for countries full title, People’s Republic of China.
China blames the US of encouraging the forces of independence in Taiwan through its sale of military equipment to the island and practice with his officials. United States says is not support independence for Taiwan, but this is its difference with China should resolve peacefully.
The ruling Communist Party of China has long said it supports Taiwan. joining China is peaceful but something will not happen rule out force if it is needed. The two split up in 1949 during the civil war in that the communists took control of China and the defeated Nationalists retreated to the island of Taiwan.
Campbell speaking on On Friday, the United States said it would send warships and aircraft through the Taiwan Strait. in in next several weeks and develops a roadmap for trade negotiation with Taiwan, which he says the US intends to declare in coming days.