TAIPEI (Reuters) – A delegation of U.S. congressmen arrived in Taiwan on Wednesday for an unannounced trip, the latest group of senior officials from the country to visit the island and challenge Beijing to react angrily. with such trips.
The de facto US embassy in Taiwan said eight lawmakers, led by Stephanie Murphy, a Democrat from Florida who is on the House Armed Services Committee, will stay until Friday. within the framework of a larger visit to the Indo-Pacific region.
“The delegation will meet with Taiwan’s senior leaders to discuss US-Taiwan relations, regional security, trade and investment, global supply chains, and other important issues that are important to our understanding.” of mutual interest,” the report added.
China considers democratically administered Taiwan as its own territory, rejecting strong opposition from the authorities in Taipei.
China conducted war games last month near Taiwan following a trip to Taipei by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and has continued military operations around the island since.
Other US lawmakers arrived after Pelosi’s trip, as did the US governor of Arizona.