Monday, November 29

US lawmakers make surprise visit to Taiwan Strong opposition from China, ‘maintaining high military vigilance’

When U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. lawmakers made a surprise visit to Taiwan on a U.S. transport plane, China strongly protested, saying that it would maintain a high military alert posture in the future.

According to the Taiwan Central News Agency on the 9th, a party of U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. House of Representatives visited Taiwan on the same day on a US C-40 ‘Clipper’ transport plane that temporarily stopped in Taiwan.

The American transport plane carrying lawmakers landed at Taipei Songshan Airport at 6:17 pm on the same day and took off at 7:10 pm, but the lawmakers did not leave together and remained in Taiwan.

A spokesperson for the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the visit by US lawmakers was organized by the Association of Americans in Taiwan, which serves as the representative of the United States in Taiwan.

Taiwanese media reported that lawmakers would stay in Taiwan for an indefinite period.

China, which defines Taiwan as part of its territory, strongly opposed it.

In a statement in the name of spokesperson Tan Kepei, China’s Ministry of National Defense said that the US lawmakers’ visit to Taiwan this time was “violent interference in internal affairs” and “severe damage to China’s territorial sovereignty” and “severely promotes peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait and the region.” He pointed out that it was a threat,” and said, “I firmly oppose it and strongly condemn it.”

“We solemnly inform the United States that it will immediately cease its provocative actions, immediately stop any destructive actions that cause rising tensions in the Taiwan Strait, and not give false signals to the Taiwanese independence divide,” he said.

The statement also warned, “The People’s Liberation Army will maintain a high level of vigilance in the future and will take necessary measures to resolutely crush any interference from outside forces and the division of Taiwan’s independence.”

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