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State Department spokesman Price said US congressional delegations will continue to visit Taiwan

State Department spokesman Price said US congressional delegations will continue to visit Taiwan

State Department spokesman Ned Price commented on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

Price stressed that the American side will continue to visit the island.

“U.S. congressional delegations have been visiting Taiwan for decades and will continue to do so,” he said during a briefing.


The State Department spokesman added that congressmen’s visits to Taiwan are in line with the “one China” policy that the US authorities have supported “for a long time.” At the same time, he considered Beijing’s reaction to Pelosi’s trip “too sharp and unreasonable.”

“In turn, our response to Beijing’s provocations was proportionate. We have made it clear that we do not seek to escalate tensions and see no reason for a crisis in our relations,” Price concluded.


On August 14, a US congressional delegation led by Senator Ed Markey arrived in Taiwan for a two-day visit. In addition to Mark, four other senators arrived in Taiwan. American politicians will meet with the President of the island Tsai Ing-wen.


On August 2, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi flew to Taiwan. China criticized the move and protested to the United States, as Beijing considers the de facto independent island to be its territory.