Three U.S. Senators Visit Taiwan, China’s Anger Expected




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Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth outside the US Capitol.

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A bipartisan group of US senators will meet with senior Taiwanese officials during a visit to the controversial island next Sunday, likely to further increase tensions between Washington and Beijing.

The three delegations include Republican Senator Dan Sullivan, as well as Democratic Senators Chris Coons and Tammy Duckworth. According to the Associated Press, Mr. Kuhn is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Mr. Duckworth and Mr. Sullivan are members of the Senate Military Committee.

Independent I was contacted to confirm my trip.

Their visit to the American Institute in Taiwan in Taiwan is where the organization told AP to meet with “Taiwan’s senior leaders” and between the United States and China over US support for Taiwan’s claim of autonomy. It was done in the midst of growing tension.

The Chinese government has considered Taiwan part of its territory since the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949, and even in 2019, if any effort is made to separate Taiwan from China. Threatened to take military action.

Taiwan, which operates independently of Beijing, calls itself a “country” in official documents and maintains close and informal ties with the United States, with three official delegations during the Trump administration. I visited the island.

In recent months, including under the Biden administration, US vessels have continued to carry out free operations in the Taiwan Strait, causing a fierce reaction between the Chinese government and Chinese troops.

“US action has sent false signals to the Taiwan Independence Army, deliberately disrupting the situation in the region and endangering the peace and stability of the entire Taiwan Strait,” said a spokesman for China’s Eastern Theater Command. Mann told The Associated Press in May.

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