3 US Senators to Visit Taiwan, Trip Likely to Irritate Chinese Regime

TAIPEI—Three U.S. senators will visit Taiwan on Sunday and will meet President Tsai Ing-wen to discuss security and other issues, Taiwan’s government and the de facto U.S. embassy in Taipei said on Saturday, a trip that will likely irritate the Chinese regime in Beijing. The United States, like most countries, maintains unofficial diplomatic ties with the self-ruled island, which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wants to unite with the mainland under its communist rule. The United States remains the democratic island’s most important international backer and supplier of arms for its defense. Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Ark.) of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Christopher Coons (D-Del.) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will visit the island on Sunday as part of a larger trip to the Indo-Pacific region, the American Institute in Taiwan said. “The bipartisan congressional delegation will meet with senior Taiwan leaders to discuss U.S.-Taiwan …

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