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China fumes as third US visit to Taiwan sparks war fears – ‘Will not be bullied!’ | World | News

It was the third visit to the island by a US dignitary this month, after President Nancy Pelosi defied advice not to visit the island in early August.

Beijing pressured Washington to stop the visit.

Senator Martha Blackburn arrived in Taipei on a US military plane and was greeted by Hsu Douglas, Director General of Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Taiwan is our strongest partner in the Indo-Pacific,” the senator said in a statement.

“Regular high-level visits to Taipei have been a longstanding US policy.

“I will not be bullied by Communist China and turn my back on the island.”

China has long claimed Taiwan as its sovereign territory, despite its democratically elected government.

After President Pelosi’s visit, Beijing conducted a series of military exercises near the island’s waters and airspace.

Liu Pengyu, spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in Washington, promised that the Chinese government would take “resolute countermeasures” against these “provocative actions”.

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Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said, “The two sides will have an in-depth exchange of views on security, Taiwan-US economic and trade relations and other issues.”

The Biden administration has tried to defuse tensions between the United States and China and avoid a full-fledged conflict.

“Members of Congress and elected officials have visited Taiwan for decades and will continue to do so, consistent with our longstanding one-China policy,” a spokesman for the House National Security Council said. White.

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