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Republicans and Democrats on the House China Select Committee believe that sending congressional delegations to Taiwan could “improve the chances of peace” in the Taiwan Strait and said that Taiwanese officials welcome their visits, despite challenges they create with China.
China Select Committee Chairman Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., and Ranking Member Ro Khanna, D-Calif., recently traveled to Taiwan in an effort to strengthen ties.
Speaking to reporters this week, the lawmakers said the U.S. needs to prove it is “willing to deliver” as Taiwan grapples with threats from Beijing.
Last week, White House National Security Council Director of Strategic Communications John Kirby said communications between the United States and Chinese militaries “unfortunately” remain closed.
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