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More US Lawmakers Visiting Taiwan 12 Days After Pelosi Trip

Voice of America
14 Aug 2022, 23:36 GMT+10

TAIPEI, Taiwan - A delegation of American lawmakers is visiting Taiwan just 12 days after a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that angered China. China responded to Pelosi's visit by sending missiles, warships and warplanes into the seas and air around Taiwan.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California speaks as Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Aug. 10, 2022, in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California speaks as Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y., listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Aug. 10, 2022, in Washington.

House Speaker Pelosi: China Cannot Isolate Taiwan

The five-member delegation is led by Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and is in Taiwan on Sunday and Monday as part of a visit to Asia, the American Institute in Taiwan said. They will meet senior leaders to discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations, regional security, trade, investment and other issues.

A Taiwanese broadcaster showed video of a U.S. government plane landing about 7 p.m. at Songshan Airport in Taipei, the Taiwanese capital.

China claims self-ruled Taiwan as its territory and objects to it having any official contact with foreign governments.

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