US lawmakers make surprise visit to Taiwan to signal support for China

TAIPEI — Six U.S. lawmakers met with the Taiwanese leader on Friday at a show in support of island democracy, on a surprise trip that signals more tension between Washington and Beijing.

The six-member delegation, led by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., SC) and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D., NJ) have criticized Beijing for what he described as China’s support for the invasion. Ukraine by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The visit prompted a military response and angry words from Beijing.


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