US lawmakers travel to Taiwan

A delegation of five US legislators traveled to Taiwan on Sunday for a working tour in the midst of the crisis with China unleashed by the recent visit to the island of the president of the US House of Representatives, Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

The American Institute in Taiwan, which represents the US government on the island, announced in a statement that the visit will last two days and will include meetings with Taiwanese leaders on regional security and trade.

The delegation, which plans to visit other parts of the Indo-Pacific in addition to Taiwan, is made up of Democratic Senator Ed Markey, Democratic Congressmen John Garamendi, Alan Lowenthal and Don Beyer; and Republican Congresswoman Amata Coleman Radewagen.

“The delegation will meet with senior Taiwanese officials to discuss US-Taiwan relations, regional security, trade, investment, global supply chains, the climate crisis, and other relevant issues of mutual interest,” the statement said. American Institute.

Pelosi’s visit on August 2 exacerbated tension between the United States and China, which considered the gesture a show of support for the island’s independence and responded with live-fire military maneuvers and sanctions against Taiwan. Last Wednesday, in her first press conference since her trip, Pelosi said that the United States will not allow China to isolate Taiwan and pointed out that the objective of her visit was to reaffirm “the strong relationship” between her country and the island.

At all times, the White House has sought to distance itself from this visit and has stressed that it was a personal decision by Pelosi, in addition to maintaining that it continues to support the “one China” paradigm.

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