U.S. lawmakers come to Taiwan with China's pressures steaming

U.S. lawmakers come to Taiwan with China's pressures steaming

August 16, 2022: -On Sunday, a delegation of U.S. lawmakers arrived in Taiwan for a two-day trip in which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, a group visit. During the same period, there were military tensions between the self-ruled island and China.

Beijing, arguing democratically governed Taiwan as its territory, has done military drills on the island following U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s stay in Taipei in August.

China has long said that sovereignty more than the island. Taiwan’s government is denying China’s allegations and says the people of the island should think about the future.

The de facto U.S. embassy in Taipei said Senator Ed Markey is leading the delegation. Four House lawmakers are accompanying him on what is described as part of a more extensive visit to the Indo-Pacific region.

Taiwan’s presidential office said that they would meet Tsai on Monday.

“Especially at a time when China is introducing tensions in the Taiwan Strait, and the region with military exercises, Markey should lead a delegation to visit Taiwan once again demonstrates the United States Congress’ firm support for Taiwan,” it stated.

The China embassy in Washington said on Sunday that “members of the U.S. Congress should act in consistence with the U.S. government’s one-China policy.” It spoke about the recent congressional visit “once again proves that the U.S. did not want to notice stability all around the Taiwan Straits and did not spare any effort to stir up a confrontation between the two sides and interfere in China’s internal affairs.”

A spokesperson for the White House National Security Council said members of Congress have gone to Taiwan for decades and will continue to do so, which adds that such visits were following the United States’s long-standing one-China policy.

Under that policy, the United States has official diplomatic relations with Beijing, not Taiwan. Yet, Washington does not take a position on whether Beijing has sovereignty over Taiwan and is bound under U.S. law to provide Taiwan with the means to defend itself.

Markey’s office said the legislators in Taiwan “will reaffirm the United States support for Taiwan as guided by the Taiwan Relations Act, U.S.-China Joint Communiques, and Six Assurances, and will encourage stability and peace around the Taiwan Strait.”

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