A congressional delegation led by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., landed in Taiwan Sunday, less than two weeks after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the Beijing-claimed island drew a furious response from China.
The five-member delegation also includes Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., Rep. Amata Coleman Radewagen, R-American Samoa, the American Institute in Taiwan said in a statement on Sunday.
They will meet senior Taiwanese leaders to discuss security, trade, supply chains and other issues, the statement said.
ET) at Songshan Airport in Taiwan's capital Taipei, the group were welcomed by Vice Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Tah-ray Yui.
China angrily denounced Pelosi‘s visit to Taiwan as a “serious violation” and launched a series of military exercises around the self-governing island in response.
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