Three US senators have arrived in Taiwan, to hold talks with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and senior officials on the island on security and other issues, in a visit that is likely to anger China.
The American Institute in Taiwan said that the delegation will discuss bilateral relations between the United States and Taiwan, regional security and other issues of common concern.
The delegation includes 3 US senators, Democrats Tammy Duck worth and Christopher Coons and Republican Dan Sullivan, and they arrived on a US military plane at Tangshan Airport in Taipei on Sunday morning.
China considers Taiwan an inalienable part of its territory, and threatens to use force in the event of an official declaration of independence or in the event of any foreign intervention.
The United States does not have any diplomatic representation in Taiwan, and cut diplomatic relations with Taipei in 1979 to recognize Beijing as the sole official representative of China, despite that, Washington remains Taiwan’s strongest ally and the first source of its weapons, which raises objections from China.