Taipei It will be the third US delegation to visit the island’s Democratic Republic this month, following the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a group of five members of Congress led by Democratic Senator Ed Markey. According to the Central News Agency, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen plans to receive visitors on Friday. The two previous visits had already sparked violent protests from the Chinese leadership.
Tensions came to a head with anger, particularly over the visit of Pelosi, the third seed in the United States. It was the highest visit from Washington to Taipei in a quarter of a century. In response, China launched large-scale exercises around Taiwan and launched ballistic missiles.
The Communist leadership rejects official communications from other countries with Taipei because it considers the island part of the People’s Republic of China. On the other hand, Taiwan, with a population of 23 million, considers itself an independent and independently governed country since before the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
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