TAIWAN. – Taiwan’s government received this week the fifth visit of a US political delegation in the past month, while tensions continue with Beijing, which considers the island part of its territory and that such a meeting is a violation of the law of one . Single China that signed with Washington in 1979.
The last to be present was Arizona’s Republican Governor Doug Ducey, who will be visiting the island for the next three days, where he will meet with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing Wen and Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Wu.
After meeting on Wednesday with a group of American and Taiwanese businessmen on the sidelines of “America Business Day,” an annual event held in Taiwan to promote trade and investment, Ducey said, “Arizona’s strong partnership with Taiwan has been around for decades. extends to.”
Ducey is the second US governor to visit Taiwan this month, after fellow Republican Eric Holcomb of Indiana. Last weekend, another party aide, Senator Marsha Blackburn, also attended.
In mid-August, it was Democratic Senator Edward Markey, who was encouraged to visit Taiwan, leading a delegation that also included Republicans to show Washington’s support for “increasing authoritarian pressure”. That Beijing would act against a territory it considers its own. ,
However, the most posh visit that started the rest was that of Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, in early August, which provoked an angry reaction from China. military exercise.
This latest visit also comes shortly after it became known this week that the Joe Biden administration is planning to present to Congress an arms sale plan worth $1.1 billion to Taiwan.