US Senator Marsha Blackburn arrives in Taiwan, 4th visit by US politician this month
The Taiwanese Foreign Ministry thanked the United States. The ministry said it was grateful to the United States for showing its support and commitment to Taiwan. Earlier this week, Republican Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb also visited Taiwan.
On August 8, Pelosi visited the self-governing Democratic Island. She was the highest-ranking American lawmaker to visit Taiwan in decades. In retaliation for Pelosi’s visit, China launched military exercises around Taiwan.
Notably, China claims Taiwan as its part and has threatened to annex the island by force if necessary. After a civil war in 1949, the two camps separated. However, Beijing views visits by foreign officials to Taiwan as an acknowledgment of its sovereignty.