After the visit of the speaker of the American Chamber Nancy Pelosi in Taiwan in early August, the United States will return to the island. A US Air Force plane, carrying a delegation from the Senate, landed today Taipei. That reports the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto American embassy.
Leading the Delegation Democratic Senator Ed Markey, accompanied by Democratic MPs John Garamendi, Alan Lowenthal and Don Beyer, and Republican MP Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen. During the mission, which concludes tomorrow and is part of a wider diplomatic journey to the Indo-Pacific, the delegation will discuss bilateral relations and regional security.
The voltage level remains high. Pelosi’s visit, at 4:30 a.m. in Italy on the night of August 2-3, provoked a harsh response from China, which regards the island as an “inalienable” part of its territory and gave way to military exercises of the People’s Liberation Army (Pla). around Taiwan.