Taiwan's leader meets with Mace, Slotkin other US lawmakers in defiance of China

When News broke of our visit to Taiwan, China’s embassy demanded we cancel the trip (we didn’t),” Mace wrote on Twitter about the meeting with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. “We’ve had a productive and meaningful visit throughout the Indo-Pacific region as the first bipartisan US House delegation since the start of COVID. This is just the start.

我ら. 担当者. エリッサ・スロットキン, D-me。, tweeted that her officereceived a blunt message from the Chinese Embassy, telling me to call off the trip.

メース, Slotkin and three other House members met with Tsai to reaffirm America’s rock-solidsupport for the island, which China considers a rogue territory, at the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto U.S. Embassy in Taipei.

A Beijing spokesperson claimed the meeting was a breach of theone-China policy,” the idea that the U.S. doesn’t officially recognize Taiwan’s sovereignty but can maintain nondiplomatic ties with the island.

That individual U.S. politicians want only challenge the one-China principle and embolden the ‘Taiwan independenceforces has aroused the strong indignation of 1.4 billion Chinese people,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said. He added that the unification of Taiwan and China was anunstoppable historical trend.

Taiwan has been autonomous since the Chinese Civil War in 1949.

CHINA SAYS US SHOULD HAVE NO ‘ILLUSIONS’ WHEN IT ES TO TAIWAN

民主党の担当者. Sara Jacobs, D-Calif。; Mark Takano, D-Calif。; and Colin Allred, D-Texas also were part of the delegation.

Taiwan will continue to step up cooperation with the United States in order to uphold our shared values of freedom and democracy and to ensure peace and stability in the region,” Tsai said in a statement about the meeting.

我ら. 担当者. Mark Takano, D-Calif。, 左, is greeted by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen at the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday. Five U.S. lawmakers met with Tsai in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America's "rock solid" support for the self-governing island.

我ら. 担当者. Mark Takano, D-Calif。, 左, is greeted by Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen at the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday. Five U.S. lawmakers met with Tsai in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America’srock solidsupport for the self-governing island. (Taiwan Presidential Office via Associated Press)

The visit was the third by U.S. lawmakers to Taiwan this year and came just a few weeks after a group of six Republican members of Congress visited the island.

バイデン大統領 said last month that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping in a phone call had agreed to abide by a decades-old agreement of nonaggression toward the island related to theone China policyafter Beijing’s military sent a record 145 fighter jets into Taiwan’s air defense zone.

最近になって, China rebuked Biden’s invitation to Taiwan to join a virtual global Democracy summit on Dec. 9 そして 10. Beijing called it a “間違い” and urged the U.S. to stick to theone-China policy,” による 保護者.

Retired Brig. 遺伝子. Peter B. Zwack, a Wilson Center global fellow, told Fox News during an appearance on “アメリカのニュースルーム” その米国. and the rest of the global community have to support Taiwan witharms, trainers and … [決定する] how … does the worldmaybe led by the United Statesrespond to a China that is globally interconnected and in that sense very vulnerableto help Taiwan toward independence.

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