US lawmakers meet with Taiwan president in surprise visit

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Five members of Congress have traveled to Taiwan in a show of support for the independent island nation it's a bipartisan group of US lawmakers who had a meeting with Taiwan's president Tsai ing Wen early this morning to show rock solid support for the self governing island this visit comes as tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades the two sides split during a nineteen forty nine civil war but China still considers it part of its territory Michigan congresswoman Alyssa Slotkin who's part of the traveling delegation said on Twitter that her office was contacted by the Chinese embassy and told it should cancel the trip this is the third visit this year by U. S. lawmakers the White House is also invited Taiwan to attend a summit for democracy next month which drew a sharp rebuke from China I'm

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