China reacts with fury to US lawmakers’ Taiwan visit — RT World News

China has responded angrily to a visit by a US delegation to Taiwan, warning Washington that it was “playing with fire” by “colluding” with pro-independence forces on the island during a period of high tensions with Beijing.

A strongly worded warning was issued by the Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday against US lawmakers’ visit to China. “risky and provocative actions” were “doomed to end in failure.”

“Colluding with Taiwan independence forces is a dangerous game and playing with fire will result in burning themselves,”Wang Wenbin (foreign ministry spokesperson) said that Wang Wenbin described the visit as “a very special occasion.” “clumsy performance.”

The group had arrived in Taipei Tuesday evening on a US Navy aircraft – prompting China’s military to conduct “combat readiness police patrols”In the direction of Taiwan Strait as a response. There has been little public information offered about the trip’s purpose.

Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry revealed that the visit had been arranged by the American Institute in Taiwan – which is thought to be America’s de facto embassy on the island. The ministry claimed that it was providing information. “necessary administrative assistance,” it did not comment on either the politicians’ identities or their itinerary. also available
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John Kirby, the Pentagon spokesperson noted in a statement that Congress visits to the island had been successful. “relatively common and in keeping with US obligations under the Taiwan Relations Act.”He said that it was common for these journeys to take place via military planes.

Tan Kefei (Chinese military spokesperson) had called on Washington Tuesday to immediately halt “all destructive actions that lead to the escalation of tension in the Taiwan Strait.”

CNN reports that this isn’t the first time a Congressional delegation flew to Taiwan in this calendar year. To announce 750,000 Covid-19 vaccinations, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D.Illinois) was part of a delegation that visited Taiwan.

Taiwan has been an ever-present problem in Washington’s relations with Beijing. Beijing regards Taiwan as part of the one China policy. It has warned other actors not to interfere in Taiwan’s internal affairs. also available
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