September 28, 2022

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Taiwan: China holds military drills amid new arrivals – 08/21/2022 – World

Taiwan’s defense ministry said 12 Chinese planes and five ships, including five that crossed the Taiwan Strait, were detected near the island on Sunday.

Beijing, which considers the region a rebel province, has been conducting military exercises in the area. Visit of the Speaker of the US House of RepresentativesNancy Pelosi, in early August.

She’s not the only one. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb arrived in Taipei on Sunday, becoming the last US official to visit Taipei, defying China, which it sees as a violation of its sovereignty. Last week, a second representation Members of the US Congress visited Island.

The Republican, who said on Twitter that he will also visit South Korea, is expected to meet President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday morning (22), according to the Taiwanese government. Holcomb called the trip to the countries an “economic development trip” and highlighted that he was the first US governor to visit Taiwan since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in late 2019.

“Our delegation will meet during the week with officials, business leaders and academic institutions to further strengthen Indiana’s economic, educational and cultural ties with Taiwan and South Korea,” he wrote. There was no immediate response from China to the Republican visit.

Holcomb is also expected to meet with the delegation, Taiwan’s foreign ministry said Taiwanese semiconductor companies. The island is home to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., the world’s largest chipmaker. (TSMC), which is building a $12 billion plant in the US state of Arizona.

China says Taiwan is the most important and sensitive issue in its relationship with Washington, and considers everything related to the island an internal issue. Meanwhile, Taipei says it has no right to claim China’s territory and that only its 23 million people can decide its future.

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