US Senator Marsha Blackburn arrives in Taiwan, 4th visit by US politician this month

US Senator Marsha Blackburn arrived in Taiwan (Photo: Twitter/@MarshaBlackburn)

taipei: US Senator Marsha Blackburn arrived in Taiwan on Thursday. It was the fourth visit by an American politician this month to the island. Notably, tensions between Washington and Beijing peaked in recent years after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan.
Blackburn landed at Songshan Airport in Taipei aboard a US military plane. She’s a Republican from Tennessee. In a tweet, the US senator said: “I just landed in Taiwan to send a message to Beijing – we won’t be intimidated. The United States remains committed to preserving freedom around the world and will not tolerate efforts to undermine our nation. and our allies.”
Blackburn said it was time to focus on rewarding Taiwan’s commitment to democratic values ​​and ensuring the island has the resources to fight communist China and the ‘New Axis of Evil’. . The US senator will meet with Taiwanese leaders. Blackburn is a US lawmaker on the Senate Commerce and Armed Services Committees. She is

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.

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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.

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