Taiwan president in US for visit that has China threatening reprisal

SinoDaily.com reports: “Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen arrived in New York Wednesday for a visit that has triggered threats of reprisal by China if she meets with House speaker Kevin McCarthy — and US warnings for Beijing not to overreact.

Tsai is stopping over in the United States en route to Central America, where she will meet with the leaders of Guatemala and Belize to shore up ties with those diplomatic allies.

On her way back to Taiwan she will stop in California, where McCarthy had said he would meet her.

China claims the democratic island as part of its territory to be retaken one day and, under its ‘One China’ principle, no country may maintain official ties with both Beijing and Taipei.

Beijing warned Wednesday that it was vehemently opposed to any meeting between Tsai and McCarthy and vowed to take ‘resolute measures to fight back’ if it goes ahead.

The United States responded by saying China should not use Tsai’s stopover as a pretext to act aggressively around the Taiwan Strait…”

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