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China will renew China on Monday announced its military exercises around Taiwan after a delegation of US lawmakers made a surprise visit to the self-governing island.
Five members of Congress Landed in Taiwan On Sunday, less than two weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi angered China with her private visit. Pelosi’s visit prompted China to conduct unprecedented military exercises around Taiwan. These exercises will now be renewed in response to the second Congressional delegation.
The five members of Congress include Senator Ed Markey, Democratic Representative John Garamendi, and California. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif.; Don Baer, D-VA and Amata Radewagen, R-AS.
The group met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and other government officials on Sunday and Monday.
Pelosi was the highest level An American official visits the island Since then Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in 1997. It began its nearly two-week journey of Chinese military exercises around Taiwan in a simulation of a possible invasion.
China has always claimed Taiwan as its territory, although the island has a democratic government. China has argued that the visits by US lawmakers violate the US one-China policy, which states that the US recognizes the Beijing government as the sole government of China.
While the United States agreed not to establish formal diplomatic relations with Taiwan, it provided the government with defense and other support.
Taiwan first seceded from China following the civil war between democratic and communist forces in 1949.
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