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US lawmakers visit Taiwan in unannounced visit on the heels of Nancy Pelosi uproar

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A gaggle of 5 U.S. lawmakers landed in Taiwan on Sunday in one other high-level visit that comes simply days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi enraged China with a visit to the self-governed island.

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, is main the unannounced delegation. The group of lawmakers will meet with Taiwanese officers all through Sunday. China has condemned such visits in the previous, however has but to launch an announcement concerning Markey’s group.

Other members of the delegation embody Democratic Reps. John Garamendi of California; Alan Lowenthal of California; Don Beyer of Virginia, and Republican Rep. Amata Radewagen of American Samoa.

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China has lengthy claimed Taiwan as its territory, regardless of the island being democratic and self-governed.

The Chinese navy held in depth live-fire workouts surrounding Taiwan in the week following Pelosi’s visit to the island.

The Chinese regime argues the top-level visits violate the U.S. One China coverage, which states that the U.S. acknowledges the People’s Republic of China as the one and solely authorities of China.

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Pelosi was the highest-level U.S. official to visit Taiwan since House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997.

A gaggle much like Markey’s delegation additionally made a shock touchdown in Taiwan in April, together with Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.

This is a growing story. Check again quickly for updates.

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