US lawmakers visit Taiwan in unannounced trip on the heels of Nancy Pelosi uproar

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A group of five US lawmakers landed in Taiwan on Sunday in another high-profile visit that comes just days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi angered China with a trip to the self-governing island. .

Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass, leads the unannounced delegation. The group of lawmakers will meet with Taiwanese officials throughout Sunday. China has condemned such visits in the past, but has yet to issue a statement regarding Markey’s group.

Other members of the delegation include Democratic Representatives John Garamendi of California; Alan Lowenthal of California; Don Beyer of Virginia and Republican Representative Amata Radewagen of American Samoa.

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China has long claimed Taiwan as its territory, although the island is democratic and self-governing.

The Chinese military held extensive live-fire exercises around Taiwan in the week following Pelosi’s visit to the island.

The Chinese regime argues that the high-level visits violate the US One China Policy, which states that the United States recognizes the People’s Republic of China as the one and only government of China.

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Pelosi was the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Taiwan since Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in 1997.

A group similar to Markey’s delegation also made a surprise landing in Taiwan in April, including Republican Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.

This is a developing story. Check back soon for updates.

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