The United States of America (US) defies China's authority

The United States of America (US) defies China’s authority

The international press notes that the United States of America (USA) is defying China’s authority in Taiwan. The information appeared in the context in which a delegation of American parliamentarians arrived in the region on Wednesday, September 7.

So the US embassy in Taiwan said the delegation led by Stephanie Murphy, a Democrat from Florida who sits on the Armed Services Committee, will stay until Friday, September 8.

It should be noted that the visit is part of a wider action in the Indo-Pacific region.

Thus, “The delegation will meet with high-ranking leaders from Taiwan to discuss US-Taiwan relations, regional security, trade and investment, global supply chains and other significant issues of mutual interest,” the US embassy said in a statement. communicated.

The eight members of the American delegation will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen

In the bilateral context, the presidential office in Taiwan announced that the eight members of the American delegation will meet with President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday morning.

In his opinion, “This is the sixth US delegation to visit Taipei and the first since China’s military exercises in early August. The courage of our partners demonstrates once again the high importance and support that the United States gives to Taiwan,” the Taiwanese presidential office said in a statement.

For its part, China considers the democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, rejecting the strong objections of the government in Taipei. Taiwanese officials say Beijing cannot guarantee cross-strait peace and regional stability as bargaining chips through blackmail and threats.

The US is preparing to sell $1 billion worth of arms to Taiwan

The US is currently preparing to sell $1 billion worth of arms to Taiwan as tensions with Beijing escalate to new heights.

Specifically, the Americans want to give Taiwan $1.1 billion worth of weapons, including 60 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, as Washington steps up efforts to strengthen the country’s defenses, which is under increasing military pressure from China.

The Biden administration notified the US Congress on Friday of the proposed sale, which includes 100 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, in addition to equipment and support for a surveillance radar program.

So the notification marks the first US arms package since the Chinese military significantly increased pressure on Taiwan following the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island last month.