Congress sounds alarm bells on Taiwan

Posted on AllSides April 14th, 2022
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Russia's invasion of Ukraine — and China's general acceptance of it — have prompted congressional concern about the security of Taiwan and the greater Indo-Pacific region.

Why it matters: While war rages in eastern Europe, the fear is that an island-nation half a world away will become another site of a violent struggle for democracy. Communist China claims Taiwan as its own.

Driving the news: Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and five Republican lawmakers, including Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), arrived in Taiwan on Thursday evening local time.

Their visit was described by the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign...

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