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Kevin McCarthy to Meet Taiwan President in the U.S. to avoid Raising Tensions with China

Posted on AllSides March 6th, 2023
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Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy will meet Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen in California rather than Taipei to avoid triggering an aggressive response from China.

In January, the Pentagon was in the early stages of planning McCarthy’s visit to Taiwan, an official told Punchbowl News. McCarthy had publicly expressed his desire to follow Nancy Pelosi in visiting the island which China claims as its own, although it has never ruled Taiwan.

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