US congressional delegation visits Taiwan

 A US congressional delegation led by Senator Ed Markey landed in Taiwan on Sunday (Aug 14) for a 2-day visit, a trip that risks keeping tensions with China high after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went earlier this month.

The delegation will meet senior Taiwan leaders, according to a statement from the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto US embassy on the island. They will discuss bilateral relations, regional security, trade and investment, global supply chains, climate change, and other significant issues of mutual interest.

Pelosi's trip to Taiwan drew a strong response from China, which conducted military exercises around the island for days after her departure. BLOOMBERG

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