More US Lawmakers Set To Visit Taiwan Amid China Tensions

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  • Taiwan Defence Ministry reveals no information om the visit.
  • More US representatives to visit Taipei.
  • Angered China fires multiple missiles as a part of its excercise.

Taipei: As per reports more United States lawmakers are set to visit Taiwan on Thursday. The report added that a US military aircraft would arrive at Taipei’s downtown Songshan airport. It also stated that they would meet Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday. However no details of the US representatives has been released.

The visit comes a month after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial trip and other five US lawmakers.

Taiwan’s foreign ministry and the de facto US embassy in Taipei didn’t give any confirmation. Despite defying China, the visits are extremely important for Taiwan as Pelosi was the highest-ranked elected US official to visit Taiwan in 25 years.

Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that “important guests” would arrive after 11 p.m. (1500 GMT) at Songshan airport. It gave no details and declined to comment further.

China deployed scores of planes and fired live missilples near Taiwan on August 4th in its biggest drills in the Taiwan Strait, a day after U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a solidarity trip to the self-ruled island.

China’s military confirmed multiple firings of conventional missiles in waters off Taiwan as part of planned exercises. It activated more than 100 planes, including fighter jets and bombers, and over 10 warships, state broadcaster confirmed.

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