According to the American Institute in Taiwan, the five-member delegation, led by Democratic Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts, will meet with senior leaders to discuss US-Taiwan relations, regional security, trade, investment, and more. We will discuss the issue of The institute represents the US government, which has no official ties to Taiwan.
China, which claims sovereign Taiwan as its own territory, responded to Pelosi’s August 2 visit by sending missiles, warships and warplanes into the waters and airspace around the island in the days that followed. The Chinese government opposes Taiwan’s formal contact with foreign governments, especially high-ranking congressional leaders like Pelosi.
A Taiwanese broadcaster showed video of the US government plane landing at Songshan Airport in Taiwan’s capital Taipei around 7pm Sunday. It has not been confirmed who was on board, but the American Institute issued a brief statement shortly after announcing that the delegation would be in Taiwan on Sunday and Monday as part of a trip to Asia.
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Other members of the delegation are Republican Rep. Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, representing American Samoa, Democratic Rep. John Garamendy and Alan Lowenthal of California, and Don Beyer of Virginia.
Taiwan’s defense ministry said Chinese fighter jets have flown through the Taiwan Strait midpoint on a daily basis since the end of military exercises, with at least 10 on Sunday.
The 10 fighter jets were among 22 Chinese military planes and six naval vessels detected in the area around Taiwan by 5 p.m. Sunday, the ministry said on its Twitter account.
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