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China Ramps Up Military Drills Around Taiwan After Visit from US Lawmakers

China will renew its military drills around Taiwan after a delegation of U.S. lawmakers made a surprise visit to the self-governed Island, China announced Monday.

Five members of Congress landed in Taiwan on Sunday, less than two weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi outraged China with her own visit. Pelosi’s visit triggered China to hold unprecedented military drills surrounding Taiwan. Those drills will now be renewed in reaction to the second Congressional delegation.

The five members of Congress include Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, and Reps. John Garamendi, D-Calif; Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif.; Don Beyer, D-VA and Amata Radewagen, R-AS.

The group met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and other government officials on Sunday and Monday.

Pelosi was the highest-level U.S. official to visit the island since House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997. Her trip set off nearly two weeks of Chinese military drills around Taiwan in a simulation of a potential invasion.

China has long claimed Taiwan as its own territory, despite the island having its own democratic government. China has argued that visits by U.S. lawmakers infringe on America’s One China Policy, which states that the U.S. acknowledges the Beijing government as the sole government of China.

While the U.S. has agreed not to hold formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, it has supplied the government with means of defense and other support.

Taiwan first split from mainland China following a civil war between democratic and communist forces in 1949.

READ 4 COMMENTS
  • Jim Degnan says:

    You can pinpoint the very day and almost the moment when they regained the confidnce to push forward with this sort of stuff. It was the exact second when it was announced that 82 million morons allegedly installed Biden and his circus of fools.

  • comment says:

    First I would say they are all democrats except one person with a R who is supposedly from ….where? No state is abbreviated AS that I could find. Second, this just shows how bad the democrats want to sell us out to China. This entire story reeks of corruption on democrats side, who’s investing in China stocks now? Last time it was Pelosi offspring, so who now. The whole party is trying to bankrupt our country and they are getting away with it!

  • Sam Cheyne says:

    Wow! Another worthless trip and expenditure of wasting tax payers money. I bet it cost several millions of dollars. What the hell and why did they think they had to go…oh that’s right…part of the screw back taxpayers.

  • The commiecrats and the CCP are collaborating on the war they’re about to start. That’s why they’re depleting the Strategic Petroleum Reserves and sending most of the ammo for our most advanced weapons systems to Ukraine. They plan on losing to the CCP. They believe the CCP will allow them to continue to run the country once its over. If it happens they will be the first people the CCP eliminates. They’re not going to keep anyone around who would be a traitor.

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