Taiwan receives another US congressional delegation, drawing ire from China
US Representative Stephanie Murphy, who is leading the latest delegation and is also a member fo the House Armed Services Committee, said at the meeting with President Tsai Ing-wen that the visit is "a symbol of Congress' rock-solid commitment to Taiwan."
Tsai said Taiwan will continue to work with the US to forge even closer trade and economic ties. She also addressed the threat from China in her comments.
"Taiwan will not bow to pressure or coercion. We will defend our democratic institutions and way of life," Tsai said.
The delegation arrived late Wednesday and will stay until Friday.
Other members of the delegation include Democrat Kaiali'i Kahele and Republicans Scott Franklin, Joe Wilson, Andy Barr, Darrell Issa, Claudia Tenney, and Kat Cammack.
Taiwan has had an independent government since 1949, but China considers the democratic island part of its territory and opposes any form of official contacts of countries and Taiwan.
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