Expect more visits to Taiwan from US officials in future: Expert

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen meeting members of the US congressional delegation at the presidential office in Taipei. PHOTO: REUTERS
US Senator Ed Markey meeting Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei on Aug 15, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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TAIPEI - The US congressional delegation that landed in Taiwan on Sunday (Aug 14) has prompted China to respond with a fresh wave of military drills, but experts say this visit was likely planned months in advance, and there will be more similar visits in the future despite the escalating tensions between China and Taiwan.

Led by Democratic Senator Ed Markey, the delegation met President Tsai Ing-wen and Foreign Minister Joseph Wu on Monday and left the same day.

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